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Opportunities and risks:the freedom ofinformation & dataprotection implicationsof open dataLocal and National Government O...
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION &OPEN DATA●FOI – access to information – right to request information andobligation on public bodie...
O        pe        FO        n        I        da        ta       F       O       p       I       e       n       d       ...
OPEN DATA –MAKING IT HAPPEN●Building on FOIA and joining up converging legal issues onre-use●Protection of Freedoms Act 20...
PRIVACY CHALLENGES●Importance of public trust and transparency aboutanonymisationAssessing risk of identification and anon...
ICO CODE OF PRACTICE ONANONYMISATIONIssued under the Data Protection●Act●Consultation closed 23 August,final Code November...
CODE OF PRACTICE OVERVIEWBenefits of anonymisation●Anonymisation and personal data●Ensuring the effectiveness of anonymisa...
ANONYMISATION NETWORK●Professional network for sharing information and best practiceabout anonymisation●Encourage the exch...
Keep in touchSubscribe to our e-newsletter at www.ico.gov.uk                 or find us on…                        www.twi...
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Open Data Conference - Steve Wood - Opportunities and Risks

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Open Data Conference - Steve Wood - Opportunities and Risks

  1. 1. Opportunities and risks:the freedom ofinformation & dataprotection implicationsof open dataLocal and National Government Open Data across Europe Conference- Wood, Head of Policy Delivery, Information Commissioner’s OfficeSteve
  2. 2. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION &OPEN DATA●FOI – access to information – right to request information andobligation on public bodies to publish – any information,regardless of structure●Drivers traditionally transparency, accountability anddemocratic participation●Open data – right of access to datasets and obligations topublish – open formats and right to re-use●Reinforces traditional drivers but also new drivers – choice inpublic services and economic growth● Open data not a replacement for FOI – a valuable enhancement
  3. 3. O pe FO n I da ta F O p I e n d at aOpen FOIdata
  4. 4. OPEN DATA –MAKING IT HAPPEN●Building on FOIA and joining up converging legal issues onre-use●Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 amendments to FOIAcommencing 2013●Moving from a compliance culture to a more open culture –regulation alone is not enough● Access by Design and sustainability● Evidence of benefits● The balance between push and pull●
  5. 5. PRIVACY CHALLENGES●Importance of public trust and transparency aboutanonymisationAssessing risk of identification and anonymising datasets –●how to assess risk? acceptable levels of risk?● Importance of a Privacy by Design approach● Skills and knowledge needed to anonymiseFairness of disclosing some datasets which do identify e.g.●Court data
  6. 6. ICO CODE OF PRACTICE ONANONYMISATIONIssued under the Data Protection●Act●Consultation closed 23 August,final Code November 2012●Relevant to public and privatesector
  7. 7. CODE OF PRACTICE OVERVIEWBenefits of anonymisation●Anonymisation and personal data●Ensuring the effectiveness of anonymisation●Personal data and spatial information●Anonymisation and other reasons for withholding●Publication and limited disclosure●Governance●The DPA research exemption●Worked examples and definitions of techniques●
  8. 8. ANONYMISATION NETWORK●Professional network for sharing information and best practiceabout anonymisation●Encourage the exchange of information about the strengthsand weaknesses of the various anonymisation techniquesavailable to researchers and others.● Network website, membership, events, case studies● ICO funding for 2 years
  9. 9. Keep in touchSubscribe to our e-newsletter at www.ico.gov.uk or find us on… www.twitter.com/iconews

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