Most of us wouldn’t spend our holiday vacation reading a 303-page tome on surveillance practices. But that’s just what the President will be doing in Hawaii over the next couple of weeks. On December 18, the White House released the Report and Recommendations of the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology. The 46 recommendations call for changes to the way the NSA collects, stores, and analyzes data, and advocates greater transparency about government intelligence programs. Some of the recommendations – like limits on bulk collection of telephony metadata and other business records – will be welcomed by communications providers, financial institutions, and others. Others – like requiring telephone companies to retain metadata for two years – are already meeting stiff resistance. The White House has said it will announce next month which recommendations it will accept.