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Privacy Protective Research: Facilitating Ethically Responsible Access to Administrative Data
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July 24, 2017 | Melanie Bates

Privacy Protective Research: Facilitating Ethically Responsible Access to Administrative Data

Jules Polonetsky, CEO, Future of Privacy Forum, Omer Tene, Senior Fellow, Future of Privacy Forum, and Daniel Goroff, Vice President and Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation authored a paper titled Privacy Protective Research: Facilitating Ethically Responsible Access to Administrative Data. This paper will be featured in an upcoming edition of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Chasing the Golden Goose: What is the path to effective anonymisation?
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March 30, 2017 | Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Chasing the Golden Goose: What is the path to effective anonymisation?

Searching for effective methods and frameworks of de-identification often looks like chasing the Golden Goose of privacy law. For each answer that claims to unlock the question of anonymisation, there seems to be a counter-answer that declares anonymisation dead. In an attempt to de-mystify this race and un-tangle de-identification in practical ways, the Future of Privacy Forum and the Brussels Privacy Hub joined forces to organize the Brussels Symposium on De-identification – “Identifiability: Policy and Practical Solutions for Anonymisation and Pseudonymisation”.

Advancing Knowledge Regarding Practical Solutions for De-Identification of Personal Data: A Call for Papers
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June 13, 2016 | John Verdi

Advancing Knowledge Regarding Practical Solutions for De-Identification of Personal Data: A Call for Papers

De-identification of personal information plays a central role in current privacy policy, law, and practice. Yet there are deep disagreements about the efficacy of de-identification to mitigate privacy risks. Some critics argue that it is impossible to eliminate privacy harms from publicly released data using de-identification because other available data sets will allow attackers to identify individuals through linkage attacks.

De-Identification: Practice and Policy, April 13 in San Francisco
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March 31, 2016 | Kelsey Finch

De-Identification: Practice and Policy, April 13 in San Francisco

The Future of Privacy Forum, EY, and Privacy Analytics are hosting an event to share and advance practices and policies around de-identification. This all day forum will include panel discussions on topics such as emerging policy questions, de-identification case studies, implementation and best practices, and the role of controls. We encourage audience participation and knowledge sharing. Wednesday, April 13, […]

Controlling the Future of Privacy
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November 11, 2015 | Joseph Jerome

Controlling the Future of Privacy

Last week, I was fortunate enough to see several cool new applications of location technology and social data at two conferences which bookended my week. Privacy issues were addressed at the end of each conference, which I understand: a lecture about privacy is the last thing entrepreneurs and researchers want to hear. Unfortunately, privacy can […]