UK's New Data Anonymization Code Fills Guidance Void

Law360, New York (November 21, 2012, 7:31 PM EST) -- The U.K.'s data protection regulator on Tuesday instructed companies on ways they can make user data anonymous without running up against the country's strict privacy rules, a welcome move that attorneys say shines some much-needed light on an area regulators had been slow to address.

In a new data protection code of practice on managing the risks related to anonymization, the Information Commissioner's Office laid out a framework for companies to lawfully strip the huge amounts of data that they collect of any identifying information. Anonymization...
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