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Not fit for Purpose: A critical analysis of the 'Five Safes'

@article{Culnane2020NotFF,
  title={Not fit for Purpose: A critical analysis of the 'Five Safes'},
  author={Chris Culnane and Benjamin I. P. Rubinstein and David Watts},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2011.02142}
}
Adopted by government agencies in Australia, New Zealand and the UK as policy instrument or as embodied into legislation, the 'Five Safes' framework aims to manage risks of releasing data derived from personal information. Despite its popularity, the Five Safes has undergone little legal or technical critical analysis. We argue that the Fives Safes is fundamentally flawed: from being disconnected from existing legal protections and appropriation of notions of safety without providing any means… Expand