The Origins of Personal Data and its Implications for Governance

12 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2014

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Martin Abrams

The Information Accountability Foundation

Date Written: March 21, 2014

Abstract

Legacy privacy governance regimes are based on a presumption that data is primarily being collected from the individual with some level of their awareness. Increasingly, data is not collected directly from the individual but, rather, at a distance without the individual’s awareness of its origination and subsequent uses. To understand the implication, this paper proposes a taxonomy based on the manner in which data originates. The data categories include: provided, observed, derived, and inferred.

Keywords: data origins, data taxonomy, data collection, privacy governance, personal data, privacy

Suggested Citation

Abrams, Martin, The Origins of Personal Data and its Implications for Governance (March 21, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2510927 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2510927

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