Between Openness and Privacy in Genomics

In this report, which was published in PLOS Medicine, the authors examine the questions around access to genomic data. They argue that the real breakthrough in reconciling privacy and openness in genomics requires confronting head-on some fundamentally normative tensions that are escalated in the era of genomics and big data, and they suggest three points that will play a crucial role in navigating between privacy and openness.

Authored by
  • Effy Vayena
  • Urs Gasser

12 Jan 2016

Jan 12 2016 12:30pm to Jan 12 2016 12:30pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Haiti, Machine Learning, and Ankle Holsters: Reflections on the U.S. Treasury Department in the Late 1990s

with California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

Come hear California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar reflect on his years working at Treasury in the late 1990s and discuss enduring dilemmas in governance, law, and technology.

Summer Internship Program

We are looking forward to engaging a diverse group of students who are interested in studying -- and changing the world through -- the Internet and new technologies; who are driven, funny, and kind; and who would like to join our amazing community in Cambridge this summer for 10 weeks of shared research and exchange.

New Internet Monitor report: “Openness and Restraint: Structure, Discourse, and Contention in Saudi Twitter”

Internet Monitor, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, is delighted to announce the publication of “Openness and Restraint: Structure, Discourse, and Contention in Saudi Twitter,” the eighth in a series of special reports that focus on key events and new developments in Internet freedom.

Dec 8 2015 12:00pm to Dec 8 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

State of Student Privacy

with Urs Gasser, Sandra Cortesi, Dalia Topelson Ritvo, Paulina Haduong, and Leah Plunkett

The Berkman Center’s Student Privacy Initiative will be taking stock of our student privacy work to date and exploring future directions. At this luncheon, the Berkman team will do a deep dive into the privacy conversations that have been dominating the student privacy and educational technologies (“ed tech”) landscape over the past three years.

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