Month: October 2013

Managing Confidential Information – Trends and Approaches

Personal information is ubiquitous and it is becoming increasingly easy to link information to individuals. Laws, regulations and policies  governing information privacy are complex, but most intervene through either access or  anonymization at the time of data publication.

Trends in information collection and management — cloud storage, “big” data,  and debates about the right to limit access to published but personal information complicate data management, and make traditional approaches to managing confidential data decreasingly effective.

This session presented as part of the the Program on Information Science seminar series,  examines trends information privacy. And the session will also discuss emerging approaches and research around managing confidential research information throughout its lifecycle. This is in part a result of research through the Privacy Tools project.