In this podcast episode, host Ole Olesen-Bagneux interviews Katharine Jarmul - Senior Data Scientist at ThoughtWorks and author of "Practical Data Privacy" (O'Reilly) - where she offers a unique perspective on the evolving field of data privacy and its integration with technology.
The conversation traces Katharine's journey from her early days at the Washington Post to her current interest in data privacy in machine learning. She emphasizes the importance of understanding the role of data in society and in people's lives, and delves into the concept of privacy engineering - explaining its multidisciplinary nature and the need to strike a balance between data utility and user privacy.
The episode concludes with a discussion on the democratization of data and the future of data privacy, where Katharine envisions a world where data users have more say and a better understanding of how their data is used, which could reshape the way we approach societal challenges.
🎧 Tune in to better understand the complex relationship between data privacy, machine learning and activism.