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  • It requires some very smart thinking to maintain privacy and yet learn from all the data that's out there.

  • The things that are most private are the content of your email messages, your medical records, your financial status, including what you do on taxes.

  • And for me, the upside is in social services and health.

  • If we had a way of saying yes, we collect data, but it's not revealing individual records.

  • Well, you can have, I believe, data privacy and still see things.

  • Like, oh is this drug causing side effects for a certain group of people?

  • Now you don't want the medical record to be revealed publicly.

  • But you know if you permission in certain researchers to look for correlations, they have to see a lot of that data in order to find and say, wait a minute, this drug shouldn't be used by this group of people.

  • Likewise, social programs.

  • You know the government puts in all these different, okay, here's this tax credit for this, this low cost housing thing.

  • Actually examining, are the beneficiaries really getting what you expected?

  • The data gathering could let you be a lot smarter about that.

It requires some very smart thinking to maintain privacy and yet learn from all the data that's out there.

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    Julia Kuo posted on 2019/08/02
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