How big data could change the way we live

After working as a senior legal executive at Twitter and Google, Nicole Wong came to the White House in June 2013. It was a critical time. Edward Snowden’s leaks about government surveillance had thrust online privacy into the forefront, and in the wake of public backlash, Wong helped to author a highly anticipated report on how the massive collection of personal data online could affect the way people live and work. Here’s what she learned.