Are Anonymous Data-sets Possible?

A recent column by Christopher Soghoian on CNet predicts a decline in companies sharing “anonymized” user data with the academic research community. Along with last year’s AOL data release debacle, Soghoian points to a more recent case where...

Mine Data Not Details

Wired News is carrying an AP report of the workshop on the Data Surveillance and Privacy Protection I attended at Harvard University’s Center for Research on Computation and Society a few weeks ago, where a common theme was coming up with ways to ensure that law...

PORTIA @ NYU website launched

The PORTIA @ NYU website has launched: PORTIA at NYU focuses on social, political, and ethical aspects of the collection, storage, analysis, and distribution of sensitive information about people. Project Team: Dr. Helen Nissenbaum (director), Timothy Weber, Michael...

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