October 03, 2013
by Printed Circuit Design and Fab

The reports outlining the US government’s data collection and surveillance programs are having global economic and policy ramifications, and these concerns must be addressed. That’s the view from two technology business organizations, expressed in a letter sent today to the White House’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology.

The Software Information Industry Association and the Information Technology Industry Council are urging the White House review group, appointed by President Obama in August, to take a hard look at how the federal government deploys data collection tools, while respecting individuals’ privacy and civil rights, and not further jeopardizing US innovation and economic growth.

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