Tag Archives: anonymisation

The ICO publishes first chapter of its new draft guidance on anonymisation, pseudonymisation and privacy enhancing technologies

The UK’s data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is calling for views on the first chapter of its anonymisation, pseudonymisation and privacy enhancing technologies guidance, available in draft here. The guidance will help organisations to identify the issues they need to consider in order to use anonymisation techniques effectively. The guidance will sit … Continue Reading

The ICO unveils its plans for updating anonymisation guidance

The ICO Data Sharing Code of Practice which was published earlier this year aimed to provide organisations with practical guidance for data sharing in compliance with data protection law, which we previously wrote about here. The ICO are aware that data sharing encompasses many other dimensions and thus that the guidance would be updated on … Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party releases opinion on Anonymisation Techniques

In April, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party (Working Party) adopted an opinion on Anonymisation Techniques (Opinion). The Opinion is designed to provide guidance for organisations on the use of common anonymisation techniques, and the risks that can be presented by them. When data is truly anonymised – so that the original data subject cannot … Continue Reading

ICO publishes guide on Anonymisation in the UK

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a code of good practice on managing the risks related to anonymisation. Christopher Graham, UK Information Commissioner, believes this to be the first code of practice on anonymisation to be published by any European data protection authority, but Liechtenstein published a guide on anonymisation and pseudonymisation earlier … Continue Reading

Plain Vanilla or Rocky Road? – UK Tribunal ruling on release of anonymised data sure to court controversy

This post was written by Nick Tyler. In a case involving the “extraordinary rendition and related issues” of individuals detained or captured by UK soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) has taken what many will view as a practical and realistic approach to when personal data can be anonymised effectively … Continue Reading
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