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7 Legal Principles to Stay Ahead of the Regulatory Curve

Just this year, countries that constitute 50% of the world’s GDP are considering or enforcing stricter data regulations. California, China, and Brazil, for instance, are forcing companies to safeguard and give their customers more control over their data. From fines of 2-4% of a company’s global revenue to criminal sanctions in China — to ignore...

Why Differential Privacy Should Be Top of Mind for Data Science and Governance Teams

On 30 January I taught a masterclass on de-identification organised by the Future of Privacy Forum together with Khaled El Emam from Privacy Analytics. The audience comprised industry representatives, policy and law-makers mainly from the European Union. My goal was to cover the topic of differential privacy in an easy-to-digest manner, and to highlight the...

Differential Privacy: A Sound Way to Protect Private Data

Striking the privacy-utility balance is the central challenge to organizations handling sensitive data.  Assessing the privacy side of the balance requires understanding how different privacy policies are undermined.  This post will focus on one particular attack against privacy and show how two different privacy policies respond to this attack.   In our context, a privacy-preserving...

An Ongoing Challenge for AI/ML in the Traditional Enterprise: Getting Data to the Cloud

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are among the “buzziest” of the buzz words in the technology sector, especially in the cloud market.  The hyperscalers and the ISVs that surround them (Immuta included) leverage these terms heavily in their marketing material and campaigns. For the hyperscalers in particular, what are often considered “advanced services”...

Data Governance Anti-Patterns: Start From Scratch; Rinse, Repeat

This is part IV of our “Data Governance Anti-Patterns Series.” You can find part III here. Anti-patterns are behaviors that take bad problems and lead to even worse solutions. In the world of data governance, they’re everywhere. This blog’s anti-pattern again serves as an example of how initial intuition does not lend itself to a...

The Art of Making the Possible Practical: Introducing Immuta Research

Drs. Joseph Regensburger,  Alfred Rossi, and Stephen Bailey trickle in on a Monday morning. In between sips of coffee, the conversation flows from familiar domains of life — traffic, kids, the events of the weekend — to heady technical topics. Frenetic whiteboard scribbling punctuates the discussion which, today, includes how to achieve a mathematical guarantee...

A Former Chief Operational Risk Officer for a Global Fortune 300 Bank on Why He Joined Immuta

“How does working for a software start-up compare to working for a massive financial institution?” I’ve been asked this question countless times since joining Immuta a few months ago as its Vice President of Governance, Risk, and Compliance. Well, two months isn’t a lot of time to base a conclusion, but superficially, it’s not all...

4 Privacy, Risk, AI, and Machine Learning Predictions for 2019 from Immuta CEO Matthew Carroll

Data Privacy Legislation in the U.S. Will Become a Real Conversation The run-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election will dominate news cycles in 2019. While residual issues from 2016, such as the manipulation of media, the use of propaganda on social channels, and the influence of third parties on our politics, will be central...

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