Webinar: Managing re-identification risk

We are offering a one-hour webinar on the findings from our recent Privacy and Public Data audit.

Public data supports transparent and accountable government. The benefits of public data include evidence-based policy design, innovation, and better service delivery.  However, when agencies publish de-identified data, they should manage privacy risks the same way they do for risks in other activities. This includes managing the risk of re-identification and protecting personal information.

De-identification is technically complex and involves more than removing direct identifiers. The external environment is constantly evolving and can make assessing the re-identification risk challenging. Public data environments require extremely robust de-identification processes. When public data is re-identified, it can have serious consequences for stakeholders, clients and staff.

Our report makes recommendations to all government agencies.

What will it cover?

The webinar will cover the key themes and messages from our Privacy and Public Data audit. We will explain what the audit examined and what we found. We will also discuss the recommendations and how they apply to all agencies.

This webinar is non-technical. It will focus on the governance and risk management aspects of privacy and public data. It is best suited to officers who have responsibility for privacy, public data or re-identification risk management.

When is the webinar?

Thursday, 20 August 2020 from 10am to 11am.

How do I register?

Click on the below button and complete the form. Prior to the webinar you'll receive an email with a link to join.

This webinar is free of charge and will be run via Microsoft Teams.

You might also be interested in our other webinar: Assessing re-identification risk on 3 September 2020. More information is available here.