March 2014

Can you have privacy and big data too? — Comments for the White House

Originally posted by Micah Altman on 3/31/14 on the MIT Libraries Program for Information Science blog and on drmaltman.wordpress.com.

Big data has huge implications for privacy, as summarized in our commentary below:

Both the government and third parties have the potential to collect extensive (sometimes exhaustive), fine grained, continuous, and identifiable records of a person’s location, Read more about Can you have privacy and big data too? — Comments for the White House

Privacy Tools Project submits data privacy comments to OSHA

On March 8, 2014, Micah Altman from MIT Libraries and David O’Brien and Alexandra Wood from the Berkman Center submitted comments to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on behalf of the Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data project.

OSHA has proposed a rule that would make more data related to workplace health and safety available to employees, the government, and the public. Under the  Read more about Privacy Tools Project submits data privacy comments to OSHA

Mar 17: The Social, Cultural & Ethical Dimensions of “Big Data” (New York, NY)

The Social, Cultural & Ethical Dimensions of “Big Data”

On March 17th, the Data & Society Research Institute, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and New York University’s Information Law Institute will be co-hosting a public event entitled “The Social, Cultural, & Ethical Dimensions of ‘Big Data’ ”. The purpose of this event is to convene key stakeholders and thought leaders from across academia, government, industry, and civil society to examine the social, cultural, Read more about Mar 17: The Social, Cultural & Ethical Dimensions of “Big Data” (New York, NY)

Mar 10: "Supporting Patient Consents: A Computer Science Researcher's Experiences In A Complex World" (Arnon Rosenthal, MITRE)

Technology in Government (TIG)  and Topics in Privacy (TIP)

3/10/2014 refreshments served at 2:30p, discussion 3 to 4pm in room K354, at 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.  

Title: Supporting Patient Consents: A Computer Science Researcher's Experiences In A Complex World

Discussant: Arnon Rosenthal, MITRE

To protect patient privacy, and avoid liability, data holders may disclose Read more about Mar 10: "Supporting Patient Consents: A Computer Science Researcher's Experiences In A Complex World" (Arnon Rosenthal, MITRE)

Mar 3: "Big Data Privacy Workshop: Advancing the State of the Art in Technology and Practice" (MIT)

Big Data Privacy: Advancing the State of the Art in Technology and Practice

Organized by the MIT Big Data Initiative at CSAIL and the MIT Information Policy Project

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and MIT are co-hosting a public workshop entitled “Big Data Privacy: Advancing the State of the Art in Technology and Practice” on March 3, 2014. This event is part of a series of workshops on big data and privacy organized by the  Read more about Mar 3: "Big Data Privacy Workshop: Advancing the State of the Art in Technology and Practice" (MIT)

Mar 3: "Progress and Privacy: Bitter Enemies or Strong Allies?" (Scott Howe, CEO of Acxiom)

Data Privacy Lab's Technology in Government (TIG) and Topics in Privacy (TIP) series

Monday, March 3, 2014, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Room K354, CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Title: "Progress and Privacy: Bitter Enemies or Strong Allies?"
Discussant: Scott Howe, CEO of Acxiom, one of world's largest data brokers

Progressive marketers cry, "We need data!" Privacy advocates challenge, "Stop the sharing!" But is there another view — where Read more about Mar 3: "Progress and Privacy: Bitter Enemies or Strong Allies?" (Scott Howe, CEO of Acxiom)