SESSION: Balancing Open Data and Privacy

Tim Ericksonabout 1 year ago
I'd like to have a discussion about the privacy concerns around open data. 

It's very easy to advocate for governments to make more data public while at the same time being concerned about the lack of internet privacy. I would like to have a conversation with folks who are interested a discussion about:

1) How often do the goals of open data and digital privacy come into conflict? Is this even an issue?
2) To the extent that this is an issue, how do we best reconcile these two goals?
3) How well are local governments doing at balancing these goals?
4) Does the issue of privacy become a smokescreen used to keep data hidden and difficult to access?
5) In what ways does open data actually promote and protect privacy (if at all)?

I'm not an expert on these topics. I would be happy to facilitate a discussion, but I'm really interested in what others have to say.
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