Opening Public Deliberations: Transparency, Privacy, Anonymisation

Eleonora Bassi, David Leoni, Stefano Leucci, Juan Pane, Lorenzino Vaccari

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The open data movement is demanding publication of data withheld by public institutions. Wide access to government data improves transparency and also fosters economic growth. Still, careless publication of personal data can easily lead to privacy violations. Due to these concerns, the Italian law states that even public deliberations must be anonymised for long term publication. In the context of the Trentino Open Data Project (Italy), we first analyse privacy legislation and anonymisation techniques. Then, we propose a semantic open source stack based on entity and word sense disambiguation techniques for publishing anonymised deliberations edited with Norme in Rete software.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems
Subtitle of host publicationAICOL 2013 International Workshops, AICOL-IV@IVR, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, July 21-27, 2013 and AICOL-V@SINTELNET-JURIX, Bologna, Italy, December 11, 2013, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsPompeu Casanovas, Ugo Pagallo, Monica Palmirani, Giovanni Sartor
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-45960-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-662-45959-1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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