Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth, The Ethical Algorithm
By Martin Peterson
Some 20 years ago, the governor of Massachusetts agreed to make data summarizing hospital visits for every state employee available to academic researchers. To protect people’s privacy, the governor promised that the records would be anonymized before being released. All explicit patient identifiers were removed, including names, addresses and social security numbers.
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Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation
Volume 36, Issue 4