Another day, there is another sharing of an article worth to read. In this week, we would like to highlight the importance of privacy when doing data collections. Even with GDPR is now applied to EU countries, but there is still room of improvement for handling data privacy. There are lots of data analysts and data scientists’ collecting too much details including unnecessary personal data for their projects.
Article from ITPRO (itpro.co.uk)
They are sharing the bad example of Microsoft for collecting personal information from Office 365.
As experienced data team, we are putting “ethical data science” as the first priority. Masking personal information and anonymous data should be enough for most cases of data analytics. Therefore, institutions and governments should always refine guidelines and rules on data collection to strengthen personal data protection aligned to the technology development.