#DataFridays: Practical Data Anonymisation

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26 October 2018 -
10:00am to 11:30am

This session will guide participants through concepts around anonymisation and pseudonymisation, with practical exercises to anonymise a real dataset.

practical data anonymisation 26 october at NICVA

Data anonymisation has become an increasingly important topic as organisations consider how to maximize the value of their data while minimising risks to privacy and preserving public confidence.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) recognises that when steps have been taken to de-identify personal information, the principles of data protection no longer need to be applied.

By making it impossible or practically difficult to identify a person in a dataset, data controllers and processors are able to use the information in ways that may otherwise not be possible or ethical where identifiable data exists.

This workshop will:

  • outline steps towards anonymisation
  • cover the relevance of data protection laws
  • explain concepts such as pseudonymisation and motivated intruders
  • take participants through a practical exercise to anonymise a real dataset

Please bring a wifi accessible laptop with spreadsheet software (Excel or LibreCalc installed, or Google Sheets). If you will have difficulty in getting the use of a laptop please let us know when registering as we can provide a limited number.


This training is free

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