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Future Internet 2014, 6(2), 397-413; doi:10.3390/fi6020397

Privacy and Open Government

Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, 57 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, ON K1H 6W9, Canada
Received: 25 February 2014 / Revised: 3 May 2014 / Accepted: 22 May 2014 / Published: 18 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Open Government Meets Social Data)
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Abstract

The public-oriented goals of the open government movement promise increased transparency and accountability of governments, enhanced citizen engagement and participation, improved service delivery, economic development and the stimulation of innovation. In part, these goals are to be achieved by making more and more government information public in reusable formats and under open licences. This paper identifies three broad privacy challenges raised by open government. The first is how to balance privacy with transparency and accountability in the context of “public” personal information. The second challenge flows from the disruption of traditional approaches to privacy based on a collapse of the distinctions between public and private sector actors. The third challenge is that of the potential for open government data—even if anonymized—to contribute to the big data environment in which citizens and their activities are increasingly monitored and profiled.
Keywords: open government; privacy; data protection; big data; open data; personal information open government; privacy; data protection; big data; open data; personal information
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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