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Speaking with Canadian legislators about anonymization

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By Replica staff  Posted On: February 9th, 2022 On February 7, 2022, Replica’s Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Khaled El Emam, appeared by invitation as an expert witness before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI). ETHI launched a study into the Collection and Use of Mobility Data by […]

PETs protect privacy and enable data use and sharing for good

Data Privacy Day

By Khaled El Emam  Posted On: January 28th, 2022 Data Privacy Week (Jan. 24 to 28, 2022) is meant to highlight the impact technology is having on privacy rights and underline the importance of valuing and protecting personal information. To mark the occasion of Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, I’d like to draw attention […]

Hot off the presses: Replica’s acquisition by Aetion generates coverage


By Replica Analytics staff  Posted On: January 24th, 2022 The media response regarding our recent acquisition by New York-based Aetion, the leading regulatory-grade real-world evidence technology provider, was very positive. A number of media that focus on healthcare, innovation, privacy and business issues covered the story during the first week of January 2022. From our vantage point, […]

8 Really Good Reasons to Work at Replica Analytics

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By Replica Analytics staff   Posted On: December 22nd, 2021 At Replica Analytics, we’re always looking for great people to join our growing, talented team. With all the different job opportunities out there, why choose Replica? We asked staff, through an anonymous survey, what they like best about working at our company and here’s what they said.   […]

Predictions and resolutions for synthetic data

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By Dr. Khaled El Emam  Posted On: December 21st, 2021 The end of the calendar year can be an opportunity to take stock and see what expectations materialized, as well as to look forward at and consider what’s to come. Over the course of 2021, we certainly watched with great interest as Forrester and Gartner […]

Discover AI publishes 7 key use cases for synthetic data in the pharmaceutical industry

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By Replica Analytics staff  Posted On: December 16, 2021 With the rapid growth of synthetic data generation (SDG) as a modern privacy enhancing technology (PET), we are often asked how it can be used in practice. A new paper[1] published this week in the latest edition of the international journal, Discover Artificial Intelligence, explores 7 concrete and interconnected use […]

New Gartner survey suggests synthetic data is the future of data sharing

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By Dr. Khaled El Emam  Posted On: November 9th, 2021 In a new study, the number-one prediction by Gartner, the global research and advisory company, is that synthetic data will result in better privacy. These latest findings are consistent with what we’ve been experiencing as a data synthesis company. This is exciting news for organizations looking […]

Ten Recommendations for Regulating Non-identifiable Data

Ten Recommendations For Regulating De-identification

There is considerable activity today in regulatory development and updates around the privacy rights of individuals in Europe, Canada, the US, and elsewhere. This includes guidelines, standards, and regulator orders and opinions. Many of these efforts will need to (re)define what non-identifiable data is and how its development, use, and disclosure should be regulated, so […]