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How to protect your privacy

How would you feel if your private health record were revealed to insurance companies or prospective employers? These days our details are kept on all sorts of different databases and cleverly cross-referencing them can reveal intimate information about individuals. So what can be done to protect privacy? We talk to Cynthia Dwork from Microsoft Research, whose talk at the ICM showcased some mathematical tools to keep our details safe.

How to protect your privacy


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