Swoop Granted Patent for Privacy-by-Design Data Processing Techniques
Swoop, a Cambridge-based health technology company, today announced they have been granted a patent for their privacy-safe sensitive data processing techniques. The patent leaves the organization uniquely positioned to ingest, manipulate and analyze sensitive data, such as health data, in a way that ensures the protection of the privacy of individuals while also ensuring the accuracy of its AI models and the positive impact they have on patient outcomes and healthcare costs.
This patent, and the core concept of Privacy by Design that it embraces, is a recognition that historical perspectives on privacy can and should evolve to embed privacy foundationally into an organizations' architectural DNA in the rapidly evolving privacy environment of today.
"Though HIPAA has had an enduring institutional legacy as a privacy law, we are seeing that, in today's dynamic ecosystem, the regulatory environment is rapidly evolving. GDPR, CCPA, and self-regulatory bodies like the NAI, are all reconciling what consumer and patient privacy looks like in the digital world," says Swoop co-founder and CTO Simeon Simeonov. "Our invention embodies the concept of Privacy by Design. Not only do we embrace privacy as the default state, but our patent outlines a de facto privacy architecture that maintains strict compliance as these and other new privacy regulations and self-regulatory best practices develop."
The patent, titled "High-Accuracy Data Processing and Machine Learning Techniques for Sensitive Data," enables systematic compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Network Advertising Initiative's 2020 Code of Conduct, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
"We specialize in protecting the privacy of individuals by performing disclosure risk assessments on our clients' healthcare datasets," says Jamie Blackport, CEO and Co-Founder of Mirador Analytics, which handles Swoop's HIPAA compliance. "While working with Swoop to ensure HIPAA compliance, their commitment to developing systems with privacy in mind was clear and we have been impressed with the paramount importance they have placed on patient privacy."
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Source: PR Newswire