NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Intertrust Technologies is bringing its expertise in data privacy, internet security, and content protection to the healthcare and life sciences arena with the launch of Genecloud, a cloud-based healthcare analytics platform based on Amazon web services that uses computerized policies to govern interactions between datasets and the software programs that operate on them.

Intertrust's methods control the way that third-party researchers access and interact with sensitive datasets, ensuring that the data-access principles that the data owners have put in place are upheld. This includes a full set of policy controls to manage individual and group access to data, as well as access control rules that let users determine what data attributes are off limits for a given party and limit access to data to maximize anonymity. There are also tools for tracking all actions performed in the system including what datasets have been accessed and what analysis programs have been run. 

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