• Evaluating Anonymization Methods

    Article 29 Data Protection The European Commission’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party provides a useful set of criteria for evaluating anonymization methods in its “Opinion on Anonymization Techniques” (2014): Is it still possible to single out an individual? Is it still possible to link records relating to an individual? Can information be inferred concerning […]

  • Dimensions of Identity 1/2: Explaining the Language of Anonymization

    Privacy and data protection laws stipulate protections for “personal information,” which is usually defined as information that could readily identify an individual. This has given rise to various attempts to define “identifying information,” when in fact there is no clear division between types of information that can and cannot identify individuals. Identity has frequently been […]