Commercializing public sector information : privacy and security concerns
Burdon, Mark (2009) Commercializing public sector information : privacy and security concerns. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 28(1), pp. 34-40.
The enhanced development of information and communication technologies in government has created new opportunities for agencies to collect, share and re-use data. At the same time, the commercial worth of governmental data sets and value added information products/services have increased. Government agencies are now finding that data they have routinely collected to fulfil their statutory and business functions can now more easily be re-used for commercial purposes. The prospect of increasing revenue through the commercial re-use of public sector information (PSI) is clearly appealing for governments and their agencies. This article examines information privacy and national security concerns arising from governmental commercialization of PSI that includes personal information. I seek to show that information privacy laws can be subverted in the face of overt commercialization by government agencies and that commercialization can have a negative impact on individuals and can also give rise to societal concerns relating to privacy, security, and the open governance of the information society.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Public Sector Information, Commercialisation, Information Privacy, Security|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law|
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright IEEE 2009|
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|Deposited On:||06 Apr 2009 09:58|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:58|
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