Telecompaper reports on a report from French Sens. Gaetan Gorce and Francois Pillet on an open data policy for government information. “After three months and around 40 interviews, the senators concluded that open data represents a risk to citizen 'e-identification.' In the healthcare sector, for example, someone can identify a person in 89 percent of cases using information about hospital name, date of birth and post code, and 100 percent if there have been two hospital visits,” the report states. The report includes about 20 recommendations, including that the government “anonymise, if necessary, all of its databases that have personal information and could be opened publicly.”
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