MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said Thursday she expects the GOP to pass legislation in the coming weeks to limit or eliminate the use of big data in government.
The bill is expected to address issues such as the NSA spying on Americans, which Maddow noted is a “huge, massive, big issue.”
“They are really looking at big data, they are really getting serious about big data now,” she said.
Maddow added the House is likely to be able to pass its bill before the end of the year, as the Senate and the President will likely both have to be involved. “
So, the bill is going to have a lot of work, and there are going to need to be some amendments, but there’s no question that it’s going to pass.”
Maddow added the House is likely to be able to pass its bill before the end of the year, as the Senate and the President will likely both have to be involved.
The legislation, however, will not be perfect.
“This bill is not perfect,” she continued.
“But it’s still something that could pass, if they can make it work.
It would be a real relief for a lot more Americans than just a bunch of folks who are sitting in their house, but for the millions of Americans who are doing their jobs in the real world.”
The legislation could also be used to limit the use and misuse of data collected through Big Data.
“I don’t think there is any way it will pass.
It will probably pass in the House, but the Senate will need to make sure that there is a real, substantive amendment in the final bill that would actually go into effect,” Maddow predicted.