[techcrunch.com] WASHINGTON - Synthetic Data Set Of Human Trafficking Victims Could Allow Big Data Work Without Privacy Compromises
"In order to combat human trafficking effectively, those combating it must understand it — and these days, that means data. Unfortunately, for obvious reasons there is no convenient index of trafficking victims, though this confidential information is in some ways abundant. Microsoft and the International Organization for Migration may have found a way forward with a new synthetic database that has all the important characteristics of the real trafficking data, but is completely artificial."
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