A practical guide to anonymisation standards in EU and UK GDPR

03/02/2023 | IAPP

Data anonymisation is an essential tool organisations use to protect personal data, which also alleviates some of the more demanding requirements of both the EU and UK General Data Protection Regulations. However, as the two separate jurisdictions create diverging standards, practitioners need clearer guidance. Differences include deletion of the original data set, whether or not the "anonymisation standard" is relative or absolute, and whether reidentification must be "practically impossible" or "reasonably unlikely." In this article, the IAPP provides a concise guide to understanding these divergent approaches.

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