Anonymization: Protecting Customer Privacy While Sharing Data


Jeff Jonas, the chief scientist and distinguished engineer at IBM’s entity analytic solutions group, has developed a means of sharing corporate data without revealing what that data contains.

This technology, called anonymization, effectively "shreds" information, making it possible for companies to share information about their customers with governments or other companies without giving away any personal data. Over time, Jonas believes companies will increasingly use anonymization to defend their data, and corporate well-being, from competitors and identity thieves.

Jonas recently sat down with IDG News Service in Singapore to discuss anonymization and how protecting customer privacy will make companies more competitive. Anonymization: Protecting Customer Privacy While Sharing Data - Security Feed - News - CSO Magazine

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 9th March 2007 11:53PM