Big, Personal, Open Data

Anonymisation Explained – ICO Advice Masterclass

A two-hour interactive session on the effective use of anonymisation.

When? 24 June 2016 – 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where? NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB (map)

To register, click here.

Anonymisation is the process of turning data into a form which does not identify individuals and where identification is not likely to take place. This allows for a much wider use of the information. The Data Protection Act controls how organisations use ‘personal data’ – that is, information which allows individuals to be identified.

Organisations are increasingly reliant on anonymisation techniques to enable wider use of personal data. The ICO Anonymisation Code of Practice explains the issues surrounding the anonymisation of personal data, and the disclosure of data once it has been anonymised. It describes the steps an organisation can take to ensure that anonymisation is conducted effectively, while retaining useful data.

Building on the examples and the detail contained within the Code of Practice this session, delivered by senior staff within the Information Commissioners Office, will give practical scenarios on how to apply techniques.

This is the fifth session in our Data Fridays series and is delivered in partnership with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

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