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The big data dilemma

House of Commons Science & Technology Select Committee
Year of publication
This Commons Science & Technology Select Committee report considers the role of government in both providing and managing data in the light of the exponential growth in the amount and use of data, much of it personal data. The report concludes that the government could make more of it's own data available though open data initiatives, improve data quality and allow the Office for National Statistics access to more public and private sector data. At the same time, the report recommends more protection for personal data, including a kite mark and criminal sanctions for some breaches. The Committee suggests that re-identifying individuals from anonymised data might now be possible and should be controlled.
Date added
Created by
David Brunt
Published by
Current Awareness Service for Health