[MyData & Open Data] Introductions

Hare, Jason Jason.Hare at raleighnc.gov
Thu Mar 14 14:07:25 UTC 2013

Perhaps we are not talking about the same thing. Personal data is something which most PSAs already collect on their constituents. Whether you trust them or not every time you interact with an agency there is some kind record created. You may not trust the city planning department but if you require a permit for an addition to your house some PII information is collected to ensure you meet all of the regulations and codes regarding the modification of a structure. 

My post is not about trust. My question is more to how can we in the US do a better job of protecting PII information while operating within the law.


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On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 12:19:00PM +0000, Hare, Jason wrote:
> Stef,
> There is nothing inherently analog about redaction.

there is. in digital world it does not work:

> In fact, using very simple web services, we can identify and redact columns of information that may contain PII. By  web service I am not taking about a web application but more of a middleware abstraction layer. That is not really the point of my post. My post was about the philosophical stance on PII within open government data and how the OKFN can provide some leadership on best practices.

i trust the OKFN with my open data rolemodelling, but not with privacy.
there's some more merit needed before my trust is theirs.

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