Luk Arbuckle

Luk Arbuckle,

Chief Methodologist

Luk provides strategic leadership to our clients and to our organization on how to responsibly share and use data. He draws from an extensive background in statistics, data science and anonymization, and from having worked on the regulatory side as Director of Technology Analysis at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

He engages in a consultative and collaborative fashion with both our client-facing teams and our clients, often serving as a senior advisor to senior decision makers. Clients rely on Luk to help define the architecture that will enable them to meet their privacy obligations while supporting innovative and scalable uses of their data.

It’s not enough just to know the science of anonymization from a technical standpoint. To truly serve a client’s needs, a methodologist must also develop their expertise from a regulatory perspective and always be forward-looking. This is where Luk truly stands out. He addresses a client’s technical and business needs together with an approach he calls “business and privacy engineering.”

Luk’s focus extends far beyond solving a particular technical challenge with data anonymization. He helps engineers in large global organizations understand the need to take the prevailing privacy and regulatory landscape into account with whatever they design and build, instead of treating it as an afterthought. This ensures that the technical side of an organization is actively supporting its strategic business outcomes.

Luk is also heavily involved on the global stage with developing international standards for data use and privacy. This puts him in the position to work with senior executives, standards-setting organizations, and other industry leaders across the spectrum of privacy laws and regulations. It’s all about developing the practical guidance that companies in any industry vertical need to responsibly share and use data. He is co-author of two books about data anonymization, as well as a numerous papers and guidance documents.

“We never sit on our laurels,” Luk said. “We’re always innovating and future-proofing what we do, to make privacy scalable and accessible to a larger swath of organizations that want to do more with their data.”

Archiving / Destroying

Are you unleashing the full value of data you retain?

Your Challenges

Do you need help...

OUR SOLUTION

Value Retention

Client Success

Client: Comcast

Situation: California’s Consumer Privacy Act inspired Comcast to evolve the way in which they protect the privacy of customers who consent to share personal information with them.

Evaluating

Are you achieving intended outcomes from data?

Your Challenge

Do you need help...

OUR SOLUTION

Unbiased Results

Client Success

Client: Integrate.ai

Situation: Integrate.ai’s AI-powered tech helps clients improve their online experience by sharing signals about website visitor intent. They wanted to ensure privacy remained fully protected within the machine learning / AI context that produces these signals.

Accessing

Do the right people have the right data?

Your Challenges

Do you need help...

OUR SOLUTION

Usable and Reusable Data

Client Success

Client: Novartis

Situation: Novartis’ digital transformation in drug R&D drives their need to maximize value from vast stores of clinical study data for critical internal research enabled by their data42 platform.

 

Maintaining

Are you empowering people to safely leverage trusted data?

Your Challenges

Do you need help...

OUR SOLUTION

Security / compliance efficiency

CLIENT SUCCESS

Client: ASCO’s CancerLinQ

Situation: CancerLinQ™, a subsidiary of American Society of Clinical Oncology, is a rapid learning healthcare system that helps oncologists aggregate and analyze data on cancer patients to improve care. To achieve this goal, they must de-identify patient data provided by subscribing practices across the U.S.

 

Acquiring / Collecting

Are you acquiring the right data? Do you have appropriate consent?

Your Challenge

Do you need help...

OUR SOLUTIONS

Consent / Contracting strategy

Client Success

Client: IQVIA

Situation: Needed to ensure the primary market research process was fully compliant with internal policies and regulations such as GDPR. 

 

Planning

Are You Effectively Planning for Success?

Your Challenges

Do you need help...

OUR SOLUTION

Build privacy in by design

Client Success

Client: Nuance

Situation: Needed to enable AI-driven product innovation with a defensible governance program for the safe and responsible use
of voice-to-text data under Shrems II.

 

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