The evolution of anonymisation standards in the EU

30/06/2023 | IAPP

Anonymisation is an essential concept for data science programmes around the world, but it can be confusing across different jurisdictions. Data that meets anonymisation standards are typically not subject to privacy or data protection laws. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and their need for vast amounts of data for training purposes, standardisation and clarification are becoming increasingly important issues. Given that the EU has set the bar for regulating data use, getting anonymisation right for EU data is crucial for any global strategy focused on responsibly collecting and utilising data. However, implementing EU legal anonymisation standards is challenging. This IAPP article explores the confusion around this standard and how it is evolving.

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