Tragedy of the data commons

posted by
March 23, 2011
Heartland Institute
by Jane Yakowitz  
Posted in Commentary

"Accurate data is vital to enlightened research and policymaking, particularly publicly available data that are redacted to protect the identity of individuals. Legal academics, however, are campaigning against data anonymization as a means to protect privacy, contending that wealth of information available on the Internet enables malfeasors to reverse-engineer the data and identify individuals within them. Privacy scholars advocate for new legal restrictions on the collection and dissemination of research data." (03/22/11)  

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