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Post-Event Reflections: Gartner Data & Analytics Summit (Frankfurt, Germany)

My favorite question to ask to fellow attendees last month at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Frankfurt, Germany: “So, what are you hoping to get out of this week? I enjoyed meeting with a wide variety of professionals across the data and analytics spectrum at the event, all of whom had different reasons...

Immuta’s HIPAA Playbook and the Changing Nature of Health Data

It’s been 15 years since the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s “Privacy Rule,” which set forth two main strategies to de-identify, and thereby legally use and disclose, protected data. The first is what’s called the “Safe Harbor” method, which requires entities to remove...

Cognoa Chief AI Officer: How Immuta Helped Us Overcome Data Challenges of AI-Based Medical Diagnostics

Here at Cognoa, we train algorithms – to diagnose behavioral health conditions, including autism and ADHD – with highly sensitive data from a production database that lives in a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) environment containing patient identifiers and electronic protected health information (ePHI). Data privacy and security are therefore paramount to Cognoa,...

Data Governance Anti-Patterns: Stop Conflating WHO, WHY, and WHAT

(This Is Part Two of Our “Data Governance Anti-Patterns Series”, Part One Can Be Found Here). Anti-patterns are behaviors that take bad problems and lead to even worse solutions.  In the world of data governance, they’re everywhere. In today’s blog post, I’ll be focused on one anti-pattern in particular: Role Based Access Control (RBAC), which has...

What’s A Legal Engineer?

Just over a year ago, I wrote a blogpost titled “A Lawyer and A Data Scientist Walk Into A Bar” about what it’s like to work at the intersection of data science and the law. This was in response to many questions I received from friends and colleagues at the FBI and elsewhere about my...

New York City Aims to Bring Accountability to Algorithms with New Bill

In December, New York City unanimously passed a bill to bring transparency into the way that the city’s government agencies use algorithms to drive decisions.  This is a topic we care deeply about. At the core of Immuta’s technology and our belief is the ability to quickly connect to and control data for advanced analytics....

Immuta’s ODSC West Talk

I had the opportunity to speak at ODSC West on the collision of data science and data privacy. This talk focuses on how easily data privacy can be broken in the age of big data. I then delve into strategies you should implement to manage data and the models trained from them to meet regulatory...

Data Governance Anti-Patterns: Data Policies Shouldn’t Be Snowflakes

(This Is Part One of Our “Data Governance Anti-Patterns Series”, Part Two Can Be Found Here). Anti-patterns are behaviors that take bad problems and lead to even worse solutions.  In the world of data governance, they’re everywhere. The first step to enabling algorithm-driven organizations starts by eliminating your data policy snowflakes – they’re your anti-pattern. What’s...

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