Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Need for an R&D Roadmap for Privacy

From the report: "The increasing use of data by the public and private sectors has put privacy issues at the front and center of many policy debates, including on health care, home energy efficiency, cyber security, transportation, and of course, e-commerce. Learning how to properly collect, manage and use data is an important challenge for many organizations. If privacy concerns are not adequately addressed, they may stall or disrupt the deployment of new technologies that offer many potential economic and quality-of-life benefits to consumers. But at the same time, if policymakers promulgate overly strict privacy regulations, they may stall or disrupt these same technologies. Effectively addressing privacy concerns in ways that do not block innovation will require a mix of new technologies and policies to ensure that data is properly safeguarded and consumers are protected." Read more