Researchers Wrestle with Privacy Problems

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Privacy and Big Data

The data contained in tax returns, health and welfare records could be a gold mine for scientists — but only if they can protect people's identities.

A Nature article, Researchers wrestle with a privacy problem discusses privacy and use of administrative data, important to the SoSP community.  SoSP members Julia Lane of New York University and Ron Jarmin of the Census Bureau were interviewed for the article, which provides a summary of the discussion of balancing the promise of administrative data with the need to protect privacy.