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November 14, 2019

Inherently identifiable: Is it possible to anonymize health and genetic data?

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), November 13, 2019 Inherently identifiable: Is it possible to anonymize health and genetic data? Biometric data, namely genetic information and health records, is innately identifiable. This article looks at whether biometric data can ever truly be anonymized, the methods of deidentification and best practices, and the current state…


November 5, 2019

The Government Protects Our Food and Cars. Why Not Our Data?

Source: The New York Times, November 2, 2019 The Government Protects Our Food and Cars. Why Not Our Data? The United States is virtually the only developed nation without a comprehensive consumer data protection law and an independent agency to enforce it.


October 23, 2019

10 higher-ed IT issues that will dominate 2020

Source: eCampusNews, October 16, 2019 10 higher-ed IT issues that will dominate 2020 “The top 10 higher-ed IT issues, which will be released with more details in January 2020, are: 1. Information security strategy: Developing a risk-based security strategy that effectively detects, responds to, and prevents security threats and challenges (#1 in 2019) 2. Privacy:…



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