Anonymised Data in the UK and US: Seminar

POSTED BY Rick Shera
14 February 2012

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The New Zealand Information Security Forum is hosting a special 1 hour seminar from a couple of visiting experts. I'll be at Webstock so can't go unfortunately as it looks interesting (and free to attend, which is even better!)

Details from the invite I received are below. Contact Lech Janczewski at Auckland University if you want to attend -


New Zealand Information Security Forum (NZISF) cordially invites you and your friends to a special seminar:

Venue:     Owen Glenn Building, School of Business, 12 Grafton Rd, CBD, Auckland, Lower level, Case Room 1

Date:       Friday, 17 February 2012

Time:      10:00 – 11:00

Cost:       Free  

Topic:     Protections for and usage of anonymised personal data in the UK and US  

Medical researchers are becoming increasingly interested in the large databases of patient records being created in the healthcare systems of the US and UK. But patient and privacy advocacy groups have raised concerns about the effectiveness of anonymisation techniques used to sanitise data for research access, as well as the impact on patient consent to research.

 This talk describes the key systems being designed in the two countries, and assess the privacy and consent protections of the law - the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and recent Supreme Court privacy case law in the US, and the Health and the Social Care Act in the UK.  We will also discuss moves to broaden research access to other types of government databases, such as education records.

 Presenters:    Ian Brown (University of Oxford) and Andrea Matwyshyn (Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania)

POSTED BY Rick Shera
14 February 2012

posted in l@w.geek.nzPresentations



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