[MyyData & Open Data] what do words mean? :)

Sam Smith s at msmith.net
Fri Feb 22 23:02:00 UTC 2013

In the appendix, there's "anonymisation", without really defining it, where what it probably means is "de-identification", "pseudonymisation", or any of the various different techniques. 

"Anonymisation" is at a stage where people use that word, and it doesn't mean what they think it means.

Only this afternoon, there was an open data project asking me questions about an anonymised data set. They'd left names in.

I'll talk a bit about this in my privacy talk at ODI on friday. But wont go in to a huge amount of detail, although can send people here if that's appropriate...


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