February 10, 2010

Is Your Search History Private? How PII Data Can Be Built From Anonymous Releases

February 10th 2010

Last year I wrote about Latanya Sweeney, a Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor, who took anonymous data from medical records and used it to identify real patients. She in fact did so on the medical record of the governor who released the data. In the video below, Cory Doctorow (of EFF and boing boing […]