The Strata Data conference in London takes place during one of the most important weeks in the history of data regulation, as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) begins to be enforced. Steve Touw explores the effects of the GDPR on deploying machine learning models in the EU.
The GDPR contains a host of forward-leaning data provisions, but none are thornier than the so-called “right to explainability” and the constraints the GDPR imposes on machine learning. With fines of up to four percent of global revenue, organizations using EU data will literally not be able to afford to ignore these issues. Questions created by the GDPR include:
Steve focuses on the specific challenges created by the GDPR, the ambiguities around ML that regulators have left unaddressed, and what this means for every phase of the ML creation, testing, and deployment lifecycle.
Steve Touw is the cofounder and CTO of Immuta. Steve has a long history of designing large-scale geotemporal analytics across the US intelligence community, including some of the very first Hadoop analytics, as well as frameworks to manage complex multitenant data policy controls. He and his cofounders at Immuta drew on this real-world experience to build a software product to make data security and privacy controls easier. Previously, Steve was the CTO of 42six (acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation), where he led a large big data services engineering team. Steve holds a BS in geography from the University of Maryland.
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