Erik Romijn

A plea for open personal data

I wrote an article on hackdeoverheid.nl (in Dutch), on opening up personal data. In the last few years, the available open data in the Netherlands has grown tremendously. But, in accordance with the law, datasets containing personal data are excluded from this.

However, this means we miss out on many opportunities for reuse of personal data. It’s time to start working on open personal data. Not open to everyone, but open only to the owner of the data: the person the data is about. And for them, and only them, to distribute to those they choose, real-time and computer readable.

Read my full article on hackdeoverheid.nl, in Dutch.