Open Data Institute Friday lunchtime lecture:
Why selling people’s medical/tax/school records isn’t open data
Friday 6 June 2014, 1:00pm – 1:50pm
Venue: Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE [map]
The care.data programme in the NHS came off the rails, despite – or possibly because – officials tried presenting it as an ‘open data’ initiative. It isn’t. But this conflation of ‘data sharing’ with open data is far from unique; from the National Pupil Database to your tax records and Cabinet Office’s resurrection of plans for mass sharing of citizen data that last surfaced in an obscure clause in the 2009 Coroners and Justice Bill, the government has designs on your data.