Why The New Era of Big Data Requires Innovative Privacy Initiatives
“Data can either be useful or perfectly anonymous but never both.” – Paul Ohm Privacy and data collection go together like peanut butter and jelly, but in the world of big data, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to work with anonymous data without crossing a privacy line. So what’s a... Read more
Data privacy regulation is coming to California. Here’s what data scientists should know
In June, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, marking the most significant data privacy regulation in the United States to date. The Act, codified as AB 375, won’t come into effect until January 1, 2020. But already, some in the tech... Read more
Big aggregate queries can still violate privacy
Suppose you want to prevent your data science team from being able to find out information on individual customers, but you do want them to be able to get overall statistics. So you implement two policies. Data scientists can only query aggregate statistics, such as counts and averages. These... Read more