Unmasking data disasters

Unmasking data disasters

Data Science  /  60 mins  /  ✦ ✦

Reveal the identities of the people within an anonymous data set

Play Unmasking data disasters
  • Digital ethics
  • Data protection
  • Python coding
  • Works on iPad / Chromebook
  • Over 500 plays

Activity overview

When collecting data about people, researchers don’t want to accidentally cause harm, or risk sharing too much information.

They try to reduce the amount of personal data in their data sets. By minimising personal data, they minimise the dangers.

But if it’s not done properly, can this be undone? Is there a data disaster waiting to happen?

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