It is assumed data sharing is a good thing. But what if it isn’t necessary? What if there are other, equally effective, ways to accomplish your goal?
From the Blog on data minimalisation
In the Ebola crisis, the only piece of data required was the temperature of the person. We need less data than we collect, so why are we collecting more?
Collecting data comes with a cost for the agency collecting it and the person from whom it is collected. Does the data have a purpose beyond fear and fraud?
Our behaviour around data and money can be very similar. We always seem to want more, but we’re not sure why we need more or what we’ll do with it.