Anonymization

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French Data Protection Authority Sanctioned For Not Anonymizing A Decision

Even the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL – Commission Nationale de l’Information et des Libertés) can be sued for the violation of its own recommendations. Following is its recommendation regarding the anonymization of...more

HHS Data-Scrubbing Guidance Backs Strict Privacy Definitions By Allison Grande

Originally published in Law360 on November 29, 2012 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently affirmed the validity of the current methods for scrubbing patient records of identifying data under...more

Data Anonymization: UK Code and a New “Anonymisation Network”

On November 20, 2012, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued the Code of Practice on data anonymization, entitled “Anonymisation: managing data protection risk.” I discussed the draft Code and consultation in...more

EPIC Submits Comments to FTC on Consumer Tracking Settlement

EPIC submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission on a recent settlement with Compete, Inc. The settlement arises from allegations that Compete failed to adopt reasonable data security practices and deceived consumers...more

Data Anonymization Consultation in the UK: Facilitating Big Data

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released a draft Code of Practice on Data Anonymisation. The UK ICO will be conducting a consultation on the draft Code until August 23, 2012....more

CSR for start-ups = CSR from the start!

Technology companies typically begin to think about corporate social responsibility in the context of "giving back to the community" once they have become large, established market players with a track record of...more

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