Health Data Privacy & Protection in Times of Crisis with Hunter Whitney, Senior Director UX at RiskIQ
Personal health data are among the most important and deeply intimate assets each of us possesses.
From tracking the spread of epidemics to making better individualized medical decisions, sharing health data is essential.
However, data sharing can be a double-edged sword. It can provide great benefits but can have unforeseen consequences in legitimate cases and serious problems when it is misappropriated.
Health data privacy is a thorny issue in general but is amplified in times of crisis, as in the current COVID-19 pandemic.
This DataEthics4All Live will examine some of the trade-offs involving health data including:
- The importance of sharing health data at personal and societal levels
- Considering the tradeoffs of sharing and protecting health data
- Fraudsters exploiting health scares to obtain valuable personal data
He is also a member of the American Association for Precision Medicine COVID-19 taskforce.
Hunter is a writer and the author of “Data Insights: New Ways to Visualize and Make Sense of Data”.
Additionally, he has contributed a chapter in the book, “Designing for Emerging Technologies: UX for Genomics, Robotics, and the Internet of Things”.
His teaching experience includes being a classroom instructor for the courses – “Design Thinking and UX Strategy” and “Human-Centered Design for Data Visualization” for UC Berkeley Extension. He is also an instructor and curriculum advisor for data visualization and UX design programs with UC Davis on Coursera.