Event Title

Open Data Opportunities and Privacy Issues

Session

Information Systems and Security

Description

In this paper, we describe open data goals, opportunities and privacy problems. Open data presents many opportunities to benefit society. Open data presents opportunities to develop the economy, increase government effectiveness through information-based policies, and promote civic engagement and democratic accountability.The aim of this study is to discuss that despite these benefits, widespread use of open data poses privacy, security, and civil rights challenges. Specific, detailed, and granular data enable businesses, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to conduct rich analysis, and to apply evidence-based decision-making. However, this detailed data can be used to identify individuals, posing a threat to their privacy. We conclude this paper, that there is a big challenge of striking an appropriate balance between the utility of open data and the privacy of the data subjects.

Keywords:

Open data, opportunities, privacy, security

Session Chair

Naim Preniqi

Session Co-Chair

Blerton Abazi

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-54-7

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

28-10-2017 2:00 PM

End Date

28-10-2017 3:30 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2017.196

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Open Data Opportunities and Privacy Issues

Durres, Albania

In this paper, we describe open data goals, opportunities and privacy problems. Open data presents many opportunities to benefit society. Open data presents opportunities to develop the economy, increase government effectiveness through information-based policies, and promote civic engagement and democratic accountability.The aim of this study is to discuss that despite these benefits, widespread use of open data poses privacy, security, and civil rights challenges. Specific, detailed, and granular data enable businesses, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to conduct rich analysis, and to apply evidence-based decision-making. However, this detailed data can be used to identify individuals, posing a threat to their privacy. We conclude this paper, that there is a big challenge of striking an appropriate balance between the utility of open data and the privacy of the data subjects.