In a recent speech to the National Academy of Sciences, the EPA Administrator had this to say in decrying her critics:
…claiming that research is secret if researchers protect confidential personal health data from those who are not qualified to analyze it—and won’t agree to protect it.
By whose definition are the folks who want to see the data for themselves deemed not qualified, Madam? You’re the one keeping the data secret, on what basis do we take your word for it?
Won’t agree to protect what? On what basis do we even conclude the data are personal, when you won’t let us see it—especially given how easy it is to redact the personal identifiers without compromising the data themselves?