Important caveat: This is not legal advice. Please consult with a legal expert before implementing any of this. Someone recently quipped that the only way to be 100% compliant with GDPR is to shut down your business. Indeed, the entire area is fraught with uncertainty…
The GDPR applies to ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’. The definitions are broadly the same as under the DPA – ie the controller says how and why personal data is processed and the processor acts on the controller’s behalf. If you are currently subject to the DPA, it is likely that you will also be subject to the GDPR.
This post sets out to explain how you can run tests and ensure they are statistically relevant and what to do when your volume of data is too low to prove significance.
Netlogo and the God complex
I love Netlogo, ever since I discovered it a few years ago I keep coming back to it just to play around with what’s possible. Netlogo is a programming environment for building simulations. It allows you to create artificial worlds consisting of patches and turtles. You can think of these as simulated tiles on the ground and little people, respectively. You can then easily program the turtles to move around and/or interact with each other and the patches they come in contact with. The worlds you can build are limited only by your imagination and your ability to express the rules that you want in Netlogo code.