‘Privacy Has Often Been Polarized’
By Gaspard Le Dem
First of three parts.
In the world of digital privacy, few have made as profound an impact as Latanya Sweeney.
A Harvard University professor and the director of the university’s Data Privacy Lab, Sweeney was a doctoral student when she co-published a groundbreaking paper on “k-anonymity” in 1998.
The study sent shock waves through the computer science and medical communities, leading to an overhaul of federal HIPAA standards.