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Highlights from Strata Data Conference New York 2018

Our team is coming off an exciting week at the Strata Data Conference where we were fortunate to have met with hundreds of prospects, and unveiled several major company initiatives during the week in New York City. The week started with an announcement that Matt Zames, current President of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”), and...

Steps to Prepare for California’s New Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

[Please Note: The following post is a broad overview of a consumer’s key privacy rights and not legal advice; work with your internal counsel to patch gaps between the GDPR and CCPA as needed.] Imagine you’re a company with 1,000 customers and one day, your customers sue you for data security breaches totaling $750,000. Next...

States are leading the way on data privacy

Late last month, Virginia’s senior Democratic Senator Mark Warner released a well thought out document outlining a list of policy options for national legislation on data security and privacy. Among the options is what his office called “comprehensive GDPR-like data protection legislation,” a reference to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which went into effect in...

Homomorphic Encryption Alone Is Security, Not Privacy

I’ve seen written many times that “Privacy can be improved with techniques like differential privacy and homomorphic encryption”.  Sure, but for totally different reasons.   Homomorphic encryption is an added layer of security that allows computation against encrypted data without decrypting it.  Without homomorphic encryption, databases must first decrypt the data before they can answer...

How Will The GDPR Impact Machine Learning?

The GDPR contains a host of forward-leaning data provisions, but none are thornier than the so-called “right to explainability” and the constraints the GDPR imposes on machine learning. With fines of up to four percent of global revenue, organizations using EU data will literally not be able to afford to ignore these issues. Questions created by the GDPR include: What types...

Immuta Releases v2.2

What’s New in Immuta 2.2 The Immuta team is excited to announce our latest 2.2 release. Below are the highlights of the new major features included in the release. Global Policies Prior to Immuta 2.2, all policies were tightly coupled to the data source in Immuta. For example, if you exposed an Oracle table in...

Data Privacy vs Machine Learning at ODSC East

Machine learning is seemingly incompatible with data privacy. I gave a talk on this topic at ODSC East this Spring and my argument is that if you take the appropriate steps to data privacy and governance, it can actually be an enabler for your machine learning initiatives. We’ll dive into some history of data privacy...

Machine Learning’s Dirty Secret

Underneath all the hype and the headlines and the money pouring into artificial intelligence and machine learning, there’s a dirty secret. That secret? Almost no one knows how to utilize the technology at scale. More precisely, only a very small handful of organizations truly understand how to manage the risks of machine learning (ML) when...

AI, Healthcare and Our Friends at the University of Chicago

It’s been a big month for Immuta and our friends at the University of Chicago’s School of Medicine. In early May, our CPO Andrew Burt published a piece with Dr. Samuel Volchenboum, an associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Center for Research Informatics at the University of Chicago, in the Harvard Business Review...

Data Privacy Takes Center Stage at The World Medical Innovation Forum

A few weeks back, we attended The World Medical Innovation Forum – Artificial Intelligence in Boston, where some of the most innovative minds in technology and healthcare gathered to discuss the massive wave of disruptive innovation in the space. The focus on AI and specifically, how to turn the promise of AI in healthcare into better...

The Data Management Debate: Analytics vs. Risk and Compliance

“In 2018, data risk and compliance takes second place to analytics in importance.”                                                                                    ...

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