[@OKau] Qn's from Government re GovHack

Baden Appleyard b.appleyard at ausgoal.gov.au
Wed May 13 21:12:19 UTC 2015

Hi Lachlan,

Happy to discuss all of the concerns that have been raised by that
department with them, and provide assistance/guidance navigating privacy
law and policy as well.  I'm currently doing a lot of work on sensitive
data and enabling release.

Please feel free to pass my contact details below onto them.

Kind regards


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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lachlan Musicman <datakid at gmail.com>
To: "A List for Open Knowledge Networks in Australia." <
okfn-au at lists.okfn.org>, Alisha Ryans-Taylor <
alisha.ryans-taylor at melbourne.vic.gov.au>, Ruth Pearson <
ruth.pearson8 at gmail.com>, Rosetta Mills <rosetta.mills at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 17:41:52 +1000
Subject: [@OKau] Qn's from Government re GovHack
Hi All,

One of the GovHack/Code for Australia Fellows has been in communication
with a state employee from the Department of Health and Human Services
(Tobacco Unit) indirectly as a result of her work within the council.

They seem to be interested in participating in GovHack but have asked her
the following questions.
I am not really the right person to answer these questions. I don't want to
ask "do we have canned responses" but I presume these are regular questions
that people can answer more eloquently than I. Pia?

Is it possible you could identify any risks and how they are mitigated?

Is there a risk the data could be misused in anyway or potentially
criticise the Department or government?
Is there a risk the submissions such as applications or websites could be
used to criticise the Department or current government.
Are there any privacy risks?


let's build quiet armies friends, let's march on their glass towers...let's
build fallen cathedrals and make impractical plans


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rosie Williams <budgetaus at hotmail.com>
To: "Open Knowledge discussion list for Australia." <okfn-au at lists.okfn.org>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 18:40:54 +1030
Subject: Re: [@OKau] Qn's from Government re GovHack
Perhaps there is someone else at that agency you can approach who
understands the risks of releasing data  (or how to identify & quantify
risks) and the rights of the public to use it?

Disclaimer: I am not involved in any way in GovHack

Rosie Williams BA (Sociology)
 NoFibs.com.au <http://nofibs.com.au/> - Open Data Reporter | InfoAus.net
<http://infoaus.net/> - Founder and Developer
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