Netflix is about to commit a privacy Valdez with its customers’ viewing data – Boing Boing

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Paul Ohm came to Berkman/CRCS this past march:

CU Boulder’s Paul Ohm writes about Netflix’s insane new plan to release millions of customers’ personal information — ZIP code, gender, year of birth — as a sequel to its Netflix Challenge. Latanya Sweeney’s famous study on de-anonymizing data has shown that date (not just year) of birth, gender and ZIP are sufficient to personally identify 87% of Americans.

via Netflix is about to commit a privacy Valdez with its customers’ viewing data – Boing Boing.

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  1. Khowledge

    September 26, 2009 @ 6:04 am

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    Quite useful informattion

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