[MyData & Open Data] MyData-Open-Data Digest, Vol 2, Issue 5

Kin Lane kinlane at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 16:22:39 UTC 2013

My name is Kin Lane.  I'm the API Evangelist.

I'm an independent engineer and writer, focused on the business and
politics of APIs.

My goal is to educate the masses about APIs, and best practices around
their operation and developer relations.

While I focus on APIs, I see what I do as subset of the larger open data

Kin Lane
kinlane at gmail.com
apievangelist.com / apivoice.com

On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 8:37 AM, Phil Booth <phil at einsteinsattic.com> wrote:

> **
> Further to Reuben's link to Kieran O'Hara's report and Stef's reference to
> Paul Ohm's excellent paper on the failures of anonymisation, I thought I'd
> just point folks at some more research in this area - to which Dr O'Hara
> refers in his report - namely, differential privacy:
> http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/databaseprivacy/
> The above provides an overview and links to deeper material, including Cynthia
> Dwork's original paper:
> http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/64346/dwork.pdf
> Or a much shorter, accessible whitepaper:
> http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/confirmation.aspx?id=35409
> It should be noted that differential privacy is probably more useful as a
> metric - how re-identifiable is a particular data release? - than as a
> 'solution' to the tensions within privacy and open data, but it has
> actually resulted in some usable technology - Privacy Integrated Query
> Language (PINQ) - which may prove to be a positive step forward.
> Cheers,
> Phil
> P.S. I don't work for Microsoft - it just happens to have done some pretty
> good research in this area!
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* mydata-open-data-bounces at lists.okfn.org [mailto:
> mydata-open-data-bounces at lists.okfn.org] *On Behalf Of *Reuben Binns
> *Sent:* 15 March 2013 11:56
> *To:* mydata-open-data at lists.okfn.org
> *Subject:* Re: [MyData & Open Data] MyData-Open-Data Digest, Vol 2, Issue
> 5
>   Hi All,
> I'm a PhD researcher at the University of Southampton, looking at personal
> data and transparency.  It's great to see this group starting, thanks to
> Laura at the OKFN and everyone who has joined so far.
> I ran a panel session at last year's Open Knowledge Festival entitled
> 'Open data and Personal Data' which may be of interest to everyone (which
> was actually inspired by some comments Laura made at a conference on the
> Internet of Things earlier that year). More info is available at
> http://okfestival.org/personal-data/
> A video of the session is up on the OKFest website
> http://bambuser.com/v/2991154
> On the topic of anonymisation, Dr. Kieron O'Hara from my department has
> written a very accessible report commissioned by the cabinet office.
> http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/272769/
> I'm looking forward to future discussions on this list!
> -Reuben
>  <snip>
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