The challenges inherent in data de-identification, especially regarding open datasets, can be addressed with the appropriate protocols. Remember that, while difficult, the process of publishing open datasets is a public good. Ultimately, this requires a paradigm shift from simply publishing data, towards the extension of the role of data stewardship outside of the organization.
Learning Objectives: 1: Learn why open datasets are a great societal boon. 2: Explore unique challenges regarding de-identification and data stewardship exist. 3: Understand why companies must commit to providing open datasets for the public good.