Open Data and Privacy

Scassa, Teresa (2018) “Public draft: Open Data & Privacy” In: The State of Open Data, edited by Tim Davies, Stephen Walker, Mor Rubinstein, and Fernando Perini (2019, Forthcoming).

Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2018-29

11 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2018

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Teresa Scassa

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: September 26, 2018

Abstract

Privacy concerns are increasingly at the forefront of debates about data. As a result, there has been a growing focus on privacy issues in advocacy and work on open data. This paper provides a review of privacy issues in open data, taking into account the shifting economic context for the exploitation of data in big data analytics and AI technologies.

Privacy rights are complex, and are not absolute. There is often a balance to strike between transparency and privacy when government information about individuals is involved. This paper examines this balance and argues that striking this balance requires training and resources, and combined commitments to both respecting privacy and advancing openness.

Keywords: privacy, open data, open government, big data, data protection

Suggested Citation

Scassa, Teresa, Open Data and Privacy (September 26, 2018). Scassa, Teresa (2018) “Public draft: Open Data & Privacy” In: The State of Open Data, edited by Tim Davies, Stephen Walker, Mor Rubinstein, and Fernando Perini (2019, Forthcoming). ; Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2018-29. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3255581 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3255581

Teresa Scassa (Contact Author)

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