Government Information Sharing: Is Data Going Out of the Silos, Into the Mines?
- By Stephanie Perrin, Jennifer Barrigar, Robert Gellman
- Published on 1/1/2015
- Innovation Open Data
- Region North America
- Methodology Case Analysis — Comparative Analysis
This research explores government sharing of personal information across ministries and services, or
with the private sector for the provision of services. The report reviews material from many sources
on government data sharing activities with a particular focus on privacy. There is no explicit or
consensus framework for assessing or evaluating data sharing. While data sharing goes on in
Canada it does so under the rather antique framework of public sector laws that ill equip privacy
practitioners to deal with data mining realities of 2014. Meanwhile, there is ongoing discussion how
or whether privacy expectations need adjustment to reflect the new reality of “big data”.