Topic: Data Policy



Publications

Data in Crisis — Rethinking Disaster Preparedness in the United States


Published in New England Journal of Medicine, Medicine and Society (2021)
September 1, 2021 by Satchit Balsari, M.D., M.P.H., Mathew V. Kiang, Sc.D., and Caroline O. Buckee, D.Phil.



TAGS:Disasters Data Policy Mobility Data Data Readiness Spotlight mobility data mapping vulnerabilities

Our Work

Safe, Responsible, Fair and Equitable use of Human Mobility Data


The CrisisReady team hosted a series of seminars in March and April 2020 to build consensus around key technical, ethical and policy issues...


Data Policy

Spotlight

Vaccine Distribution, Deserts, and Data Analytics


by Camber Systems


Last week, President Joe Biden announced his goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in his first 100 days in office. Equitably distributing a vaccine to that many Americans now stands as the country’s final and most daunting task to defeat the pandemic.


TAGS:COVID-19 OpenDP Data Policy News data protection vaccines

Spotlight

OpenDP: open-source software tools for privacy-protective statistical analysis of sensitive personal data.


by Abhishek Bhatia


The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of developing analytical pipelines that leverage data streams generated by individuals and communities to drive data-driven responses to crises. As these data increasingly exchange hands within agencies and are shared publicly for broader research, Salil Vadhan from Harvard SEAS and Navin Vembar from Camber Systems discuss the inadequacy of traditional methods for the protection of sensitive personal data.


TAGS:OpenDP Data Policy Mobility Data Data Readiness News privacy IQSS SEAS

Spotlight

Mobility Data and the Limits of Data Protection Frameworks


October 7, 2020 by Abhishek Bhatia


The near real-time information about human movement provided by aggregated population mobility data has tremendous potential to help refine interventions when appropriate legal, organizational, and computational safeguards are in place. As the private sector, policymakers, and academia work together to leverage novel sources of data to track the spread of the pandemic, Randall Harp, Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, and Juniper Lovato from the University of Vermont argue that anonymization at the individual level is insufficient– the notion of privacy should extend to communities as well.


TAGS:COVID-19 OpenDP Data Policy Mobility Data CMDN Blog privacy data protection UVM

Spotlight

Government Access to Mobile Phone Data for Contact Tracing- The Brennan Center for Justice


by Abhishek Bhatia


The Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that conducts rigorous research to identify problems and provide in-depth empirical findings and compelling analyses of pressing legal and policy issues.


TAGS:COVID-19 OpenDP Data Policy CMDN Blog mobility policy legislation contact-tracing apps Brennan Center

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