There is an apparent contradiction at the heart of genomics research. On one hand, we as a society have a moral imperative to share data broadly — it is no exaggeration to say that access to data saves lives. On the other hand, genomic data contains a wealth of private information that must be protected for both ethical and legal reasons. We must not be tempted to choose between access and privacy protection; this is a false dichotomy. We must demand both.
In this talk, Knox Carey, Vice President of Technology Initiatives at Intertrust, will argue that access to data need not come at the expense of privacy.