The workshop focused on the use of “synthetic data” as a possible technology to mitigate data protection risks. Synthetic data are not “real life” data but are created from the real ones in a way that they can still be useful in context. In the current debate on the use and policing of Artificial Intelligence in the EU and elsewhere, the offer of synthetic data as a privacy enhancing technology has dramatically risen. The aim of the workshop was to explore possible use cases and relevant limitations, to raise awareness and better frame the potential of this technology.
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