Instructions for group activity.
Self-organise into a group of 3
Find a common interest area in a given discipline. This might be the field you work in; an area you’ve been reflecting on recently; or what you think is the most pressing application area of big data today.
Search for an online data set. It might be one from the following web sites:
Now interrogate a piece of legislation from your home country related to privacy. For example, if you are an Australian, you might wish to investigate the Australian Privacy Principles underlying the Australian Privacy Act.
While the APPs are not prescriptive, each APP entity needs to consider how the principles apply to its own situation. The principles cover:
an individual having the option of transacting anonymously or using a pseudonym where practicable
the collection of solicited personal information and receipt of unsolicited personal information including giving notice about collection
how personal information can be used and disclosed (including overseas)
maintaining the quality of personal information
keeping personal information secure
right for individuals to access and correct their personal information
There are also separate APPs that deal with the use and disclosure of personal information for the purpose of direct marketing (APP 7), cross-border disclosure of personal information (APP 8) and the adoption, use and disclosure of government related identifiers (APP 9).
The APPs place more stringent obligations on APP entities when they handle ‘sensitive information’. Sensitive information is a type of personal information and includes information about an individual's:
health (including predictive genetic information)
racial or ethnic origin
membership of a political association, professional or trade association or trade union
religious beliefs or affiliations
sexual orientation or practices
biometric information that is to be used for certain purposes