A roadmap for restoring trust in Big Data

Anna was a co-author on this oped piece, first authored by Mark Lawler, published in The Lancet Oncology
1st August 2018

Excerpt from article:

"The fallout from the Cambridge Analytica–Facebook scandal marks a significant inflection point in the public's trust concerning Big Data. The health-science community must use this crisis-in-confidence to redouble its commitment to talk openly and transparently about benefits and risks and to act decisively to deliver robust effective governance frameworks, under which personal health data can be responsibly used. Activities such as the Innovative Medicines Initiative's Big Data for Better Outcomes emphasise how a more granular data-driven understanding of human diseases including cancer could underpin innovative therapeutic intervention. Health Data Research UK is developing national research expertise and infrastructure to maximise the value of health data science for the National Health Service and ultimately British citizens."


Lawler M, Morris A, Sullivan R... Middleton A, et al (2018) A roadmap for restoring trust in Big Data. The Lancet Oncology, vol. 19, issue 8, pp 1014-1015, August