Application of Data Privatisation
scope of the application of Data Privatisation is such that it stretches
from protecting the contact details on a mobile phone right up to
protecting our national secrets. The level of privatisation can
be adjusted accordingly starting with a simple dual table increasing
to a table for every value within a record if necessary. The main
principle behind the level of privatisation is to make any unauthorised
effort to reassemble the data table unviable in terms of the potential
valued returned by doing so.
The most obvious applications are:
• Research, specific to Medical Research – First a patient’s
personal details can be separated i.e. the patients name & contact
details kept separate from any details that might be needed by the
researcher. Then the medical record appertaining to the patient
is kept separate from both sets of the patient’s personal
data. This enables research to be done with no loss of privacy yet
enables a scenario for contacting patients if deemed to be to the
benefit to the patient. This point can be controlled by a third
party and hence regulated.
• Crime and National Security – The main principle here
is that in most cases you do not need to infringe on an individual’s
privacy to eliminate them from an enquiry. Because of this it should
be possible to make considerably more privatised data available
to the authorities for them to work with. Yet again the point at
which a person’s details are needed can be controlled and
regulated by a third party.
• National Databases – Because of the protection of
privacy resulting from the privatisation process more data can be
freed up to build new nationwide datasets. More organizations and
companies can be given controlled access to even greater amounts
of data and in the case of commercial companies charged for it.
The truth is that most of the commercial market is interested in
patterns not your private details.
The Advanced Concept enables even more extensive application of