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International data sharing via standards. Felix Ritchie. The problem. Lots of interest in cross-country microdata Chicken-and-egg problem Technical solutions not developed until legal arguments resolved Legal arguments not considered without the technology in place

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the problem
The problem
  • Lots of interest in cross-country microdata
  • Chicken-and-egg problem
    • Technical solutions not developed until legal arguments resolved
    • Legal arguments not considered without the technology in place
  • Limited enthusiasm in NSIs for experiments
    • Low benefits, high risks/barriers?
  • Can we tackle (a) and/or (b)?
solving a tech before law
Solving (a) tech before law
  • In practice there are existing examples:
    • Cross-border data:
      • IPUMS
      • Mesodata models (OECD, Eurostat)
    • Cross-border access
      • IAB’s RDC-in-RDC
      • Italian access to CBS data
    • etc…
  • So precedents are there - is this a question of publicity?
solving b can the conceptual landscape be changed
Solving (b): can the conceptual landscape be changed?
  • No universal view on appropriate tech…
    • but discussions about access often focus on technical solutions
    • Hard to have a discussion of ‘what’ and ‘why’ without ‘how’
  • Proposal: decouple principle from practice
    • Decision-making on principle
    • Moving from ‘system’ to ‘network’
basics of decoupling
Basics of decoupling
  • Security is the basis for any legal agreement
    • we know what we want to achieve
  • Specify aims in terms of abstract principles
    • Detailed, but not implementation specific
  • Agree to standards
    • multiple levels, multiple dimensions
    • Implementation irrelevant
  • Standards become basis for discussion
standards example risk factors
Standards: example risk factors
  • Safe projects
  • Safe people
      • knowledge
      • incentives
  • Safe data
  • Safe settings
      • access point
      • physical environment
  • Safe outputs
  • Mark on a scale of low=> high protection
standards example assessment
Standards: example assessment
  • Safe people - incentives
  • Administrative processes only
  • Check researcher background
  • Written assent to conditions of access
  • Passive training
  • Active training
  • Safe data
  • No data protection
  • Removal of direct idenfiers
  • Identification within RDC unlikely
  • Identification outside RDC unlikely
  • Public use microdata
  • Safe outputs
  • No checks
  • Random checks
  • Random plus targeted partial checking
  • Full checking except for ‘experienced’
  • Full checking
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standards assessments applied
Standards: assessments applied
  • Safe…
  • projects
  • people – knowledge
  • people – incentives
  • data
  • settings – access
  • settings – env.
  • outputs
standards assessments applied1
Standards: assessments applied
  • Safe…
  • projects
  • people – knowledge
  • people – incentives
  • data
  • settings – access
  • settings – env.
  • outputs
why focus on standards
Why focus on standards?
  • Agreement easier
    • No commitment required
    • No prescription on what has to be done
    • No ‘favoured’ technology
  • Focuses on what aims of security are
  • Easier to align with corporate goals
why stop at security
Why stop at security?
  • Legal/policy standard:
    • “we will make our data available internationally as long as the legal basis exists and a secure solution exists”
summary the long term vision
Summary: the long term vision
  • A common framework for defining standards
    • Covering all forms of release incl. licensing/public use?
  • A network of secure solutions auditing to those standards
    • Decentralised, independent, innovative
  • Decision-making based on principles
    • “We view a facility of security level X or above will meet our security requirements”
questions
Questions
  • Can we do this?
  • How do we do this?
  • Will it work?
  • Does it have to work as described?
    • Is this a useful way forward anyway?
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And…
  • Q. What’s E.T. short for?
  • A. Because he’s only got little legs
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