My work on anonymized location-data sharing was awarded a honorable mention in the first-ever Award for Research Data Stewardship by Future of Privacy Forum (FPF). A big thank you to the colleagues of HERE Privacy Services and of the Spatial Data Center of Excellence at HERE, as well as the academic partners, that made this possible.
My work was part of a collaboration with researchers at Aeres University of Applied Science and the University of Liverpool, to which we provided anonymized mobility data from millions of vehicles to facilitate research on commuter behavior and movement in urban environments.
The data that was shared with researchers was not the raw data, but rather a dataset that was derived from the original data with high similarity and similar formatting. Researchers were not provided with direct access to any non-anonymized data throughout the process.