The spanish data protection agency has published the guide " Guidance on data protection in the reuse of public sector information "’, a document containing aspects that should take into account the managers of public institutions to promote the reuse of information and facilitate the provision of the same in the area of data protection.
Beside this guide, the agency has also made public document " Guidelines and guarantees in anonimización of personal data ". With this text, AEPD was intended to provide Useful guidelines to implement these techniques and, in turn, promote its dissemination, as this resource is vital to ensure the protection of citizens in the development of studies and research, scientific and economic.
The main risks associated with the re-use and provision of public sector information related to the reidentificación of citizens, taking into account the economic value of personal data and profiles of conduct that can be obtained from them, for example, through such techniques as big data or data mining.
The Agency considers that the comparison of these risks should not lead to restrict the possibilities to reuse of public sector information, especially bearing in mind the undeniable benefits that can make in the area of innovation, growth and momentum of the information society and knowledge. The activity of the reuse of public information produces an annual turnover of between 450 and eur 500 million in spain, according to the National Observatory of telecommunications and Information society, which is estimated at 4,500 jobs linked to this activity. These elements make it necessary to make proposals to bring the advances in technology and economic development with the fundamental right to data protection of citizens.
This guide begins to analyse the normative framework for the reuse and interlinkages with the legislation on the protection of personal data and on transparency and access to public information. Below are proactive measures to assess the incidence of reuse in the protection of personal data, proposing the alternative of anonimización (or seudonimización according to the new European regulation of data protection) together with technological and organizational measures, and legal guarantees.
The re-use also points out how to make an impact assessment in the protection of personal data as a preventive measure, how anonimización can be enhanced through legal guarantees and what are the instruments to which must be collected these guarantees, to complete with conclusions that summaries of its main aspects.
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