IBM Research - Haifa

About us

IBM Research - Haifa is the largest lab of IBM Research Division outside of the United States. The Lab works with IBM development and services arms, partners with clients to answer their needs, and collaborates with universities to promote industrial research. Continuously reinventing and refocusing itself to stay at the forefront of the technology, most projects today fall under artificial intelligence, cloud data services, IoT and blockchain industry solutions, healthcare informatics, quantum computing, security, and quality.

The Data Security and Privacy group at the Haifa Lab has been involved in the design and development of several of IBM’s solutions in the areas of data masking, anonymization, cloud security, privacy preserving analytics and consent management. In the last couple of years it has increased focus around privacy regulations such as GDPR, and the privacy of AI based models.

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Main role in the project

Design, implementation and integration of technologies for privacy and compliance of the project’s datasets and AI models. IBM will lead WP4 - Implementation of AI Privacy and Anonymization tools, whose goal is to ensure that all patient data is properly handled, and the privacy of the patients and pilot participants is preserved during and after the project duration. It will also lead tasks on masking and anonymization methods for datasets, as well as anonymization and compliance of AI models, delivering tools for performing masking, anonymization and data minimization to enable sharing and publishing of datasets and models.