This Week in Privacy, Transparency and Open Public Data (fragment/links)

Via my feeds, a handful of consultations and codes relating to open data, particularly in a local government context:

Also of note this week, the ICO published its Anonymisation: managing data protection risk code of practice [PDF] (here’s the press release). ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency, have also just published the latest in a series of reports on privacy: Privacy considerations of online behavioural tracking. My colleague Ray Corrigan has done a quick review here.

Although it’s hard to know who has influence where, to the extent that the UK’s Open Government Partnership National Action Plan suggests a general roadmap for open government activity, this is maybe worth noting: Involve workshops: Developing the UK’s next open government National Action Plan

For a recent review of the open data policy context, see InnovateUK’s Open Data and it’s role in powering economic growth.

(I’ll update this post with a bit more commentary over the next few days. For now, I thought I’d share the links in case any readers out there fancy a bit of weekend reading…;-)

PS though not in the news this week, here are a couple of links to standing and appealed case law around database IPR:
– background – OKF review of data/database rights and Out-law review of database rights
– (ongoing) Court of Justice of European Union Appeal – Football Dataco and others: are football event listings protected? (context and commentary on review.)
– case law: The British Horseracing Board Ltd and Others v William Hill (horse-racing information) (commentary by out-law).

Author: Tony Hirst

I'm a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, with an interest in #opendata policy and practice, as well as general web tinkering...

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