GDR - 2020.3 Magazine

GDR - 2020.3 Magazine

GDR - 2020.3 Magazine

Features: What covid-19 means for data lawyers in the long term; Privacy in a pandemic; The prospects and pitfalls of contact-tracing apps; The anatomy of a data strategy; Balancing privacy and analytic utility: Are your datasets really anonymous?; Locked screen

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An increasingly popular data-gathering policy in African countries has exposed weaknesses in regulatory frameworks across the continent.

Balancing privacy and analytic utility: Are your datasets really anonymous?

Maurice Coyle, chief data scientist at IBM and Mastercard collaboration Trūata, unpacks independent data stewardship, managing data set risks and the necessary trade-off between data set utility and protecting privacy.

The anatomy of a data strategy

Behind the wall of cliché and spin associated with data-driven transformation lie two fundamental truths. One concerns the eventual aim, which is to make better decisions. The other is about the process – which is not about technology or regulations, but change management.

The prospects and pitfalls of contact-tracing apps

Contact-tracing apps have failed to live up to their initial hype during the covid-19 pandemic, but technologists and policymakers are still grappling with the issues surrounding the apps with the hope that they can be effective in fighting future disease outbreaks.

Privacy in a pandemic

As countries around the world rush to control the spread of the covid-19 virus, privacy regulators are keen to have their say on data sharing. But some watchdogs are finding their guidance largely ignored – raising questions about the true influence of data protection authorities.

What covid-19 means for data lawyers in the long term

As organisations all around the world slash their budgets in response to the economic downturn caused by the covid-19 pandemic, lawyers and advisers have been forced to grapple with an existential question: how essential is data?

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