Assessing Compliance of Open Data in Politics with European Data Protection Regulation

Francesco Ciclosi, Paolo Ceravolo, Ernesto Damiani, Donato De Ieso

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This chapter analyzes the compliance of some category of Open Data in Politics with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. After clarifying the legal basis of this framework, with specific attention to the processing procedures that conform to the legitimate interests pursued by the data controller, including open data licenses or anonymization techniques, that can result in partial application of the GDPR, but there is no generic guarantee, and, as a consequence, an appropriate process of analysis and management of risks is required.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationPolitics and Technology in the Post-Truth Era
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781787569836
ISBN (Print)9781787569843
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • anonymization
  • compliance
  • data
  • data protection
  • data publishing
  • GDPR
  • open data
  • persona data
  • pseudonymization
  • risk


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