WPF urges Big Data approach that addresses vulnerable populations

The World Privacy Forum’s recent public comments to the White House regarding Big Data focus on using a foundation of Fair Information Principles to address issues connected to bias, error, and privacy regarding big data as applied to vulnerable populations. The comments also discuss large medical research data sets, and stress the importance of applying the Common Rule in any human subjects research, in particular, identifiable data. The benefits of analysis using large data sets need to be maintained while resolving problems raised in analysis of vulnerable populations.

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