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Anonymisation does not work for big data

Recently, well-publicised research by data scientists at Imperial College in London and Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium as well as a ruling by Judge Michal Agmon-Gonen of the Tel Aviv District Court have highlighted the shortcomings of outdated data protection techniques like “Anonymisation” in today’s big data world.

Anonymisation reflects an outdated approach to data protection developed when the processing of data was limited to isolated (siloed) applications prior to the popularity of “big data” processing that involves widespread sharing and combining of data.

Source: Anonymisation does not work for big data due to lack of protection for direct & indirect identifiers and easy re-identification vs pseudonymisation

How To Avoid Bias In Data Collection

Data collection is the most crucial part of machine learning models as the working of the model will completely depend on the data which we push as training.

Knowing what you really want to do with your data and more basically its purpose to serve your specific project is a very crucial part. You should develop a clear understanding of the data requirements before you take any further step of collecting data.

Full article: How To Avoid Bias In Data Collection

Why Facebook’s ’10-Year Challenge’ Is A Disaster For Big Data Surveillance

Whether the response to this latest viral meme is a change of direction or a bump in the road, it’s too early to tell. But it’s definitely an awakening of sorts. For the first time, Big Tech might not have its hands so firmly on the steering wheel. The thing is, though, no-one else does either.

Full article: Why Facebook’s ’10-Year Challenge’ Is A Disaster For Big Data Surveillance

Building Ethics into Privacy Frameworks for Big Data and AI

IAPP and UN Global Pulse has released a joint report titled “Building Ethics Into Privacy Frameworks For Big Data and AI.” The report provides an overview of how organizations can operationalize data ethics, drawing on the discussions of an event organized by IAPP and UN Global Pulse. It also highlights the findings from additional research about data ethics and international privacy best practices.

Source: “Building Ethics into Privacy Frameworks for Big Data and AI”: A report from UN Global Pulse and the IAPP

How can a Chief Data Ofiicer tackle conflicting data demands?

The world has become so digitally interconnected that the role of the CDO has shifted from being about meeting operational requirements to performing the difficult balancing act between ensuring compliance and helping deliver the organisation’s strategic goals. But how can they deal with different and sometimes conflicting demands, both operational and regulatory?

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The ethical and legal ramifications of using ‘pseudo-AI’

Pseudo-AI, or human workers performing work eventually intended for an  “artificial intelligence” or supplementing an AI still under development, is a common prototyping practice, necessitated by the inherit difficulty and large datasets necessary to create an AI. The revelation that human beings are regularly performing work customers are lead to believe is automated can have major trust and public-image ramifications, even if the primary service-providing company is unaware. Additionally, there are numerous legal ramifications.

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Health Insurers Tap Data Brokers To Help Predict Costs

Without scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on public data about things like race, marital status, your TV consumption and even if you buy plus-size clothing. The companies are tracking your race, education level, TV habits, marital status, net worth. They’re collecting what you post on social media, whether you’re behind on your bills, what you order online. Then they feed this information into complicated computer algorithms that spit out predictions about how much your health care could cost them.

Source: Health Insurers Tap Data Brokers To Help Predict Costs : Shots – Health News : NPR

Dutch gov’t can keep Big Data law in current form, court rules

The government does not have to withdraw its new law on the Dutch intelligence and security services in its current form, the court ruled on Tuesday in summary proceedings filed by a group of privacy organizations and companies.

Source: Dutch gov’t can keep Big Data law in current form, court rules | NL Times

Facial recognition system had 7 percent hit rate at 2017 Champions League Final

NEC system trialled at UEFA Champions League Final by South Wales Police produced almost 2,300 false positives.

South Wales Police said the high number of false positives at the Cardiff final was due to poor quality images supplied by UEFA, Interpol, and other agencies; an old NEC algorithm; and it being the first major deployment.

Source: Facial recognition system had 7 percent hit rate at 2017 Champions League Final | ZDNet

Extent of how Canadians’ online data used ‘very surprising,’ MP says

A member of the parliament’s standing committee on access to information, privacy and ethics says he and his colleagues “didn’t know what we didn’t know” until they started researching what happens to data shared online.

Source: Extent of how Canadians’ online data used ‘very surprising,’ MP says | CBC News

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