Fading Data Could Improve Privacy


Wed, Jun 16th, 2010 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

A research project carried out by Dr van Heerde from the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT) at the University of Twente looked into ways to change the way databases manage information about users and customers. One of those ways privacy could be enhanced is if data sites gather about visitors gradually was allowed to "degrade". Slowly swapping details for more general information can help guard against accidental disclosure, said Dr Harold van Heerde.



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