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Opinion: Where To Draw the Line on Gov’t Data Sharing

PERSONAL PRIVACY—MALAYSIA

October 4, 2012

Sri Narayanan writes for FutureGov about the convergence of citizens’ privacy rights and data sharing between government agencies. “One would assume that interagency data sharing to improve efficiency would be a welcomed—if not necessary—feature of government. But at its core, the issue is prickly because it encroaches on a citizen’s right to privacy and his/her ownership of the data.” Contrasting the approaches in Asia and the UK, Narayanan says participants in a briefing on data centre consolidation were not concerned with the technical hurdles of data sharing but questioned the ability to ensure data security.
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