Privacy Impact Assessments for Digital Repositories

  • Abraham Mhaidli School of Information, University of Michigan https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6238-3498
  • Libby Hemphill Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
  • Florian Schaub School of Information, University of Michigan
  • Cundiff Jordan School of Information, University of Michigan
  • Andrea K. Thomer School of Information, University of Michigan http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6238-3498

Abstract

Trustworthy data repositories ensure the security of their collections. We argue they should also ensure the security of researcher and human subject data. Here we demonstrate the use of a privacy impact assessment (PIA) to evaluate potential privacy risks to researchers using the ICPSR’s Open Badges Research Credential System as a case study. We present our workflow and discuss potential privacy risks and mitigations for those risks.

[This paper is a conference pre-print presented at IDCC 2020 after lightweight peer review.] 

Published
02-Dec-2020
Section
Conference Pre-prints

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