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Data privacy is the relationship between the collection and dissemination of data, technology, the public expectation of privacy, and the legal and political issues surrounding them. Privacy concerns exist wherever personally identifiable information or other sensitive information is collected, stored or used Improper or non-existent disclosure control can be the root cause for a number of privacy issues.

Privacy, Data Protection and Trust

The interdisciplinary Privacy, Data Protection and Trust (PDPT) group comprises academics working in statistics, social science, social policy, computer science and law. This longstanding research group continues to deliver highly specialised consultancy and research. PDPT’s overarching research goal is to investigate the confidentiality and privacy issues that arise from the collection, dissemination and analysis of data. The research has many facets, ranging from ethics to mathematics, from social to computer science.

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