[MyData & Open Data] distinctions between personal and open

Mark Elliot mark.elliot at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Jul 24 10:06:49 UTC 2013

Hi Stef,

So you really do not make a distinction between publishing full tax records on the internet with full identifiers and a set of univariate aggregate tables held in side safe data lab that only one person sees?

Ohm, in short, is wrong because he fails to model the context.


Mark Elliot
Centre for Census and Survey Research
School of Social Sciences
University of Manchester
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-----Original Message-----
From: mydata-open-data-bounces at lists.okfn.org [mailto:mydata-open-data-bounces at lists.okfn.org] On Behalf Of stef
Sent: 24 July 2013 10:58
To: Mark Elliot
Cc: Elaine Mackey; mydata-open-data at lists.okfn.org
Subject: Re: [MyData & Open Data] distinctions between personal and open

On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 09:53:42AM +0000, Mark Elliot wrote:
> This is a useful example of a disclosure and of bad anonymisation which we can add to our list.

hmm, all anonymization is "bad".

either it's anonymous, or useful. you can't have both, this is the result of ohm's paper.

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