How Privacy of Genetic Data Can Be Protected in the Cloud


 It is almost time to hear Intertrust’s Knox Carey, leader of the Genecloud service, discuss privacy and genetic data in the cloud at the upcoming IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress, 2014. 

Europe has a reputation as a staunch defender of individual privacy. The upcoming IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2014, to be held from November 18 to 20th in Brussels, is a must attend event for those seriously interested in the nexus of technology, business, and regulation in the privacy arena. Keynote speakers include Luca De Matteis, Justice Counsellor (Cooperation in Criminal Matters and Data Protection), Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU, Julie Brill, Commissioner with the US Federal Trade Commission, and Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer at F-Secure.

Intertrust Technologies Corporation is proud to announce that Knox Carey of the Genecloud project will be giving a talk on privacy and genetic data in the cloud at this event. Knox will be speaking in the Privacy and Technology breakout session on Thursday, November 20th from 10:30-11:30 am. His topic will be “Preserving Privacy for Genetic Data in the Cloud.” It promises to be a very topical discussion on systems that allow researchers access to genetic data online while protecting individual privacy and complying with regulatory and institutional requirements.

Knox Carey is the Vice President of Technology Initiatives at Intertrust Technologies Corporation. He leads Intertrust’s Genecloud initiative, which aims to balance issues of governance and access around sensitive genetic data and health information.