Data-driven innovation forms a key pillar in 21st century sources of growth. The increasing migration of socio-economic activities to the Internet and the decline in the cost of data collection, storage and processing, are leading to huge volumes of data, referred to as “big data”.
Open Government Data (OGD) is a philosophy- and increasingly a set of policies - that promotes transparency, accountability and value creation by making government data available to all.
The OECD helps governments preserve the open and unified Internet that is needed to support economic growth while managing privacy and security risks.
This paper recalls the influence of the OECD privacy guidelines and looks at the current privacy landscape, with a focus on economic activities. It identifies current challenges for protecting privacy and highlights a number of initiatives.