Healthcare // Mobile & Wireless
Commentary
6/17/2014
12:00 PM
Alison Diana
Alison Diana
Commentary

When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?

Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
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jagibbons
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6/17/2014 | 1:32:07 PM
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I like that idea, Whoopty. If certain data can be expired and expunged, that data can't be used as part of a painting a full picture of who each of us is.
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Whoopty,
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6/17/2014 | 12:18:20 PM
Security
While I wouldn't necessarily say it's the job of legislation to fix, I'm more worried about the data being stolen than I am about it being sold. While corporations are unscrupulous at times, as you've said they're legally bound to not sell on certain details - but that doesn't matter if someone hacks in and makes a copy.

What about a mandatory maximum length of time for storage of any personal data? 
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