Research & Policy
Assuring data privacy in an increasingly digital world is a significant and pressing challenge. To create and market effective data privacy software, Privitar must first have a deep understanding of all facets of the problem. We commit significant resources to our Research and Policy teams to help us do that.
The teams work with world leading academics, policy makers, regulators, and other experts to think deeply about how technology can help us to preserve privacy while utilizing data. Our Research and Policy teams do not have sales targets. We make this investment because we’re passionate about solving the privacy problem, and because we believe it’s only by grappling with the hard issues that we’re going to be able to build and market the solutions that our clients need. This work also enables us to produce high-quality, thought-leading content that helps companies in the selection and use of privacy enhancing technologies, and at times shapes the public debate.
Past Public Projects
As part of the UK Government’s review of privacy and data confidentiality methods, Privitar was asked to author a chapter on the new field of differential privacy and what statistical agencies need to know.
Privitar is working with partners on a set of new case studies exploring health data sharing in the UK. The case studies will explore risk assessment, controls selection, and the legal reasoning involved in data sharing for health research in the UK.
Privitar is working with the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies on a project to see how privacy technologies can unlock data sharing to fight financial crime.
Upcoming EventsPrivitar convenes regular meetups of our Data Policy Network. The network includes experts from academia, the business community, NGOs and the public and private sector. The events typically include a keynote from a leading thinker, followed by discussion and networking.
In summer 2019 the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) started a review of its anonymisation guidance. Privitar submitted a paper to the ICO outlining how we believe anonymisation policy and guidance could be improved. We’re currently discussing the positions laid out in that paper with the ICO and a range of other regulators, legal experts, and academics. We will publish our position here once we have finished the consultation process. We expect this to be finalised early 2020.
In 2017 Privitar submitted a consultation response to the Singaporean Personal Data Protection Commission on their public consultation on Approaches to Managing Personal Data in the Digital Economy.
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