New I.T. may balance security, privacy

Wednesday, 25 February 2004, 2:25 AM EST

User-friendly, automated software may help antiterrorism surveillance and individual privacy co-exist, claims a Carnegie-Mellon University computer-science professor.

"Our commercially available technologies allow medical data to be shared for bioterrorism surveillance while providing provable assurances of privacy protection," says Latanya Sweeney, the founder and director of Carnegie Mellon's Laboratory for International Data Privacy. "As a result, the American public can enjoy both safety and privacy."

By Mike Martin at Yahoo! News.

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