Why Good Digital Privacy Legislation Is So Hard to Get Right 2.1

Comment1:

“anonymised” seems to be a key word, to push: To do this, Palantir used anonymised patient data to show when an individual had had a jab and, more importantly, identify those who hadn’t. But how can it be so if the data is used to track and trace “those who hadn’t” been vaxxed ? First it was Google who got our medical info via small scale arrangements now the data has been given away wholesale. We are being informed after the event ….

Comment2

“Why Good Digital Privacy Legislation Is So Hard to Get Right” is an recent review of the issue, on Medium. We used to have DPR, now its GDPR, but the protections in both would appear to be have been circumvented — the 2nd by invocation of some crisis law.

And its not just the law at issue — Digital privacy implementation is a conundrum. Take the tech for smart meters and working out who is using what appliance when and possibly for what. There was a student project by Jack made available but it took the resource of a group at Google to produce a professional piece of research (as it sometimes does).

What we really have is a spectrum of Differential Privacy which we are reminded of every day when we are asked to “approve all cookies” or try to manage them ….

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