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Mar 29, 2019
In the last few years the UK’s Royal Society has produced a series of reports looking at how to both take advantage of the promise of the data age, whilst also thinking about how to mitigate new risks that come alongside these opportunities.
This includes ‘Progress and research in cybersecurity’ (2016), ‘Machine learning’ (2017), ‘Data management and use’ (2017) and its latest report, published this week ‘Protecting privacy in Practice, the current use development and limits of Privacy Enhancing Technologies in data analysis‘. This report on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) came out of the requirements and opportunities identified in the previous reports, and looks at five PETs in detail, which it defines as:
As the report mentions, at Privitar we are already utilising a partially homomorphic encryption scheme in our SecureLink solution, as used by NHS Digital. As the field continues to change rapidly, we will continue to invest in research and development to ensure our clients have access to the latest and most advanced technologies.
However, one challenge for organisations looking to use PETs is the lack of clear guidance on what technologies are currently available, what they can and cannot do, and how they should be used.
This report is an excellent step in providing greater clarity on some particularly promising technologies, but, as the report recommends, further work is needed. The report itself touches on this in some of its seven recommendations:
At Privitar we utilise the most promising advances in the privacy engineering to deliver solutions for organisations innovating with data whilst maintaining the highest standards of protection for privacy.
If you’re interested in finding out more, next Thursday, 4th April at In:Confidence, Privitar policy Lead Guy Cohen will be interviewing Natasha McCarthy, Head of Policy for Data at the Royal Society to discuss what the latest policy recommendations mean for your business ‘ both now and in the future.
Our team of data security and privacy experts are here to answer your questions and discuss how modern data provisioning can fuel business growth.