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(update below) As personal data has become more and more valuable, the smoothness of data practises in the welfare state is fading away. Competition, conflicting interests or just bureaucracy can hinder research to keep the welfare state afloat, according to experts. Danish registers were established to...

Years of lobbying in the EU has paid off for scientists in Denmark, who for years have the privilege of getting access to rich personal data registers without having to ask for consent. Interview with an epidemiology professor, who thinks that researchers should have more...

Interview with Jørgen Elmeskov, Director General of Statistics Denmark. When the medical authorities wanted access to Danes' location data from telcos in order to fight Covid-19, they enlisted the support of Statistics Denmark for hosting the data. The reason?  Even though no data on individuals were...

Professor Barbara Prainsack's goal is to bridge the promises of big tech and the approach from public health care people who don't want to be too impressed. The social scientist prefers 'personalised' medicine to 'precision' medicine, and she is convinced that we must put 'solidarity'...

Do you have a green park close to your house? A noisy windmill or heavy traffic? Do you have a view - or a green wall? And how's your night. Pitch dark or full of artificial light? All these factors can have an affect on how...

Do you have a green park close to your house? A noisy windmill or heavy traffic? Do you have a view - or a green wall? And how's your night. Pitch dark or full of artificial light? All these factors can have an affect on how...

Have we become any better at taking care of older people than we were decades ago when our life spans were significantly shorter? The question is posed by UA magazine who recently interviewed professor Rudi Westendorp, and about ageism, he said: "I think there must be...

No way should we let machines and data take over from humans in health care. But we should let machines assist us in the hard work, where they are better than humans. The overriding question is; how much control and authority do we delegate to...