Insights from data without sharing data.

N1 Analytics is a technology developed by Data61 that sends the compute to where the data resides and any data required by other providers is encrypted using homomorphic encryption. Companies can safely unlock and use confidential data by using N1 Analytics, while ensuring confidentiality and privacy for all parties. This enables matching and linking records across datasets without revealing or releasing the identifying data. It works even if there are errors in the data. Confidential Statistics enables statistical queries across multiple data sets to compute counts, sums and averages of selections.

N1 enables insights to be learnt from data in a confidential and encrypted manner.

N1 has successfully completed proof of concept (POC) projects with mobile carriers, global banks and government agencies. They demonstrated that N1 can replicate current business processes using encrypted data, allowing the organisations to reach into a wider array of data both safely and compliantly, thereby leading to improved insights. The projects and the technology have been reviewed and approved by the compliance officers and the legal teams of the POC organisations.

It does not change the fact that organisations may need consent or authorisation to access the insights that they can generate. N1 consultants can help organisations understand the ethical and privacy implications of their insight generation.

Technology

N1 Analytics enables machine learning on datasets where records have been linked to extend features or linked to increase the number of records. N1 Analytics also allows the computation of confidential statistics enabling statistical queries across multiple data sets to compute counts, sums and averages of selections.

Use Case 1

A global bank that is entering new geographies has limited data about customers who apply for credit. They know that combining their data with previously inaccessible data would provide an uplift in their credit scores and reduce default risk. N1 allows them to utilise the billing data of an established mobile carrier in the new location. The combined data allows the bank to extend their model giving them improved credit scores.

Use Case 2

State Government departments would like to better understand the relationship between health and education. In order for them to conduct such an analysis they need to give a unified view of two departments data and also comply with all relevant privacy legislation and keep the citizen’s data as secure as possible.

N1 Analytics enables them to link the data together without exposing personal information while staying compliant of legislation.

Applications

Wide application in cross business to business analytics. When 2 or more organisations want to collaborate using data they might consider N1 Analytics to do so without having to directly share the data.

  • Clustering
  • Recommendation Engines
  • Linear Regression
  • Logistic Regression
  • Application of classifiers e.g. credit scoring.

Intellectual Property

  • Software and novel algorithms.
  • N1 Analytics platform code.
  • Cryptographic code (open source).
  • A number of patents in the area of privacy preserving computation.

The Team

Our team is impact driven, with deep technical expertise in Machine Learning and Cryptography.

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