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Interview with Mette Nordahl Svendsen, professor in anthropology and member of the steering group of the Challenge project, researching all the ethical issues involved in health data science. When you are old, sick and cannot speak or move, you need a lot of healthcare. Heavy healthcare....

Health data are one of the most sensitive types of data. And though the benefits of analyzing health data are manifold, the associated risks might be bigger, suggests Cory Robinson, Assistant Professor in Communication Design at Linköping University. [caption id="attachment_1894" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Nick Collins[/caption] There are...

Blog. Obtaining relevant patient data for pharmaceutical and medical research in Europe is no easy task. To keep pace with American and Chinese companies there is a solution: Let European citizens exercise their right to a copy of their data, to use their data for...

The commodification of personal data through use of social networks has created critical privacy issues for citizens around the world. As Google, Facebook, Amazon and other corporate entities extend into more sensitive and financially lucrative areas such as health and medical data, important questions of...

BLOG. If we want to use personal data to enhance our lives and society, we need to do it in a way that can be trusted and does not compromise our privacy. Danish scientists offer a solution where data is encrypted at all times and...

Vera Timmermans is head of the Pathology Department at Rigshospitalet. She hopes to make an Age Clock to find out if doctors should treat a disease e.g. skin cancer differently in a 20-year old compared to a 60-year old. She also made sure to set...

Danish scientists in bioethics and philosophy are mapping ethical dilemmas in artificial intelligence (AI) science, developing a framework on responsible AI science and innovation practices, and building graduate studies in AI ethics. “Data usage is like fish farms, agriculture and forestry. It is part of our...

Both genetic and environmental factors contribute to longevity and the age we die at. It is often said that a third of the variation in our lifespan can be attributed to our genes. That another third is determined by our environment, the conditions we live...

Hotspot by birth (left) Hotspots by place of residence at age 71 (right) Study. According to a CHALLENGE study, you are 37% more likely to turn 100, if you live in the following Danish areas; Sydfyn, Ærø, Tåsinge, Langeland and Vestlolland compared to Danes living in...

Personal data is labelled in may different ways. The new oil. The new gold. A new digital currency. There will be many more labels, as data has become extremely valuable. But what is personal data, when does the European General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, apply,...