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Appendix 3. Practical examples of some anonymisation techniques

Appendix 3. Practical examples of some anonymisation techniques
Appendix 3. Practical examples of some anonymisation techniques
In this annex, we will set out a few examples of the anonymisation of data, to indicate the range of techniques available to the information manager. The aim is not to provide a manual of anonymisation, but to give a flavour of the field, and of the variety of the options. We do not pretend that this is an exhaustive list of methods, or that the methods we have chosen are applicable to all anonymisation problems. We try to keep the language as accessible as possible; however, some of these techniques are statistically quite complex, which in some cases is inevitably reflected in the descriptions.
Anonymisation, data reduction, data perturbation, data sharing
80-103
Information Commissioner's Office
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Yang, Mu, Sassone, Vladimiro and O'Hara, Kieron (2012) Appendix 3. Practical examples of some anonymisation techniques. In, Anonymisation: Managing Data Protection Risk Code of Practice. Wilmslow, GB. Information Commissioner's Office, pp. 80-103.

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In this annex, we will set out a few examples of the anonymisation of data, to indicate the range of techniques available to the information manager. The aim is not to provide a manual of anonymisation, but to give a flavour of the field, and of the variety of the options. We do not pretend that this is an exhaustive list of methods, or that the methods we have chosen are applicable to all anonymisation problems. We try to keep the language as accessible as possible; however, some of these techniques are statistically quite complex, which in some cases is inevitably reflected in the descriptions.

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Published date: November 2012
Keywords: Anonymisation, data reduction, data perturbation, data sharing
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/345821
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ORCID for Kieron O'Hara: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9051-4456

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Date deposited: 05 Dec 2012 13:33
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