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On 29/07/18 12:53, h via luv-main wrote:
I just found a reference to this in my email - it came
to me last
week from a WA government mailing list.
I have not looked at this in detail yet, but open data strikes me
as very important for open source software.
Open data is okay, to a point. All too often de-identified data can
be re-identified.... that's the biggest worry in terms of open data
availability. There is a fair case for open data in terms of weather,
traffic and other things that do not relate directly to any person,
but once you get in the area of personal information, it's a real worry.
The second huge problem is big data by governments and other large
organizations. It has been shown time and time again that the data
cannot be kept safe from breaches.
Mandatory data breach legislation in Australia has given us 63
reported breaches from the fist 6 weeks -- that is more than 10 per
week, this is insane. If you are going to be a big data organization,
then you really, really need to protect it so much better. No way in
the world do I want E health records for me, nothing medical is a
concern, but there is too much there for identity theft and with
systems being able to integrate with other systems, it is a serious
problem. Oh, and of course, the UK system (same setup) has already
been abandoned. We do not need this risk.
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