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Senate report seeks to balance open data, privacy

Monday 21 April 2014 | 09:26 CET | News
French senators Gaetan Gorce and Francois Pillet have submitted their report to the government on the effect an open data policy for government information is compatible with principles of data privacy. After three months and around 40 interviews, the senators concluded that open data represents a risk to citizen 'e-identification.' In the healthcare sector, for example, someone can identify a person in 89 percent of cases using information about hospital name, date of birth and post code, and 100 percent if there have been two hospital visits. The report proposes that the government must anonymise, if necessary, all of its data bases that have personal information and could be opened publicly. The report makes around 20 recommendations to improve data privacy and calls for the creation of a data privacy department to work with the Etalab open data mission.

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Countries: France
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