Jason Atchley : Information Governance : Using Big Data Without Breaching Privacy

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Using Big Data Without Breaching Privacy

Some recommendations on harnessing data while respecting privacy principles.

Marlisse Silver Sweeney, Law Technology News

September 16, 2014    | 0 Comments


Big Data is all around us. That was the conclusion of the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications, according to special counsel Monika Kuschewsky of Covington & Burling. Well, not quite, but they said it’s “everywhere” and growing on a global level by 50 percent annually. To harness this data while respecting privacy principles, the working group had recommendations, as set out by Kuschewsky in her article on the Inside Privacy blog:
  • Meaningful consent: When using personal data for analysis and profiling, meaningful consent is your best move. Though it may be possible to process this data without consent, said Kuschewsky, it’s not without risk.
  • Anonymity is paramount: “The risk of re-identification has been a theme throughout the Working Paper,” said Kuschewsky. To alleviate this risk, stressing anonymity can sometimes eliminate privacy concerns, she said.
  • Transparency: When collecting and using data, be transparent about it. Kuschewsky suggested, “Each individual should have access to his or her profile, including information on which algorithms have been used, and information should be provided in a clear and understandable format.”

Read more: http://www.lawtechnologynews.com/id=1202670288932/Using-Big-Data-Without-Breaching-Privacy#ixzz3Dfva7xcT


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