Protecting data and opening data - Europejski Portal Danych
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"General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a supporter for Open Data
What is the background of the GDPR? As technologies develop and more and more data are produced and collected, several initiatives seize the potential of the data by re-using it to gain insight or provide new products and services. Mobile applications can, for example, tell users when it will rain in which area by linked weather and geo data. Websites on public procurement provide inside on public spending and decision making. Others combine bus and train schedules and routes to improve public transport and smart city initiatives. Most of the data that is re-used is Open Data not including personal data. Re-using personal data, can help organisations understand user behaviour and target their marketing activities more effectively. Because personal data is information relating to a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly by the data, the right of privacy is concerned. The right of privacy is a human right anchored in most modern democracies. In Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, it states that “Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.” Because processing personal data concerns the privacy of individuals, the use of personal data is regulated...."