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6/17/2014
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Alison Diana
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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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6/17/2014 | 1:32:07 PM
Re: Security
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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