How Barclays data scientists created an algorithm to anonymise data at scale

IT industry should be doing more to create privacy solutions for the big data age, says Raffael Strassnig Is there a technical fix to allow privacy to keep pace with advances in big data technologies? That, in essence, was the topic addressed by Raffael Strassnig, VP data scientist at Barclays retail bank, in his presentation at the Computing Big Data Summit last week. “Research into the anonymisation of datasets was very active until 2007 when big data became a major player, when Facebook took off and when we threw our private information at big companies and let them do what ever they wanted to do with it,” he said. Related articles “At that time researchers came to the conclusion that anonymity is a very hard thing to achieve.” In particular…


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