European Data Protection Digest

Handbook Aimed At Raising Awareness

DATA PROTECTION—EU & UK

February 6, 2014

Out-Law.com reports on a new handbook issued by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, the Council of Europe and the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights that “contains a different test from the one used by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for determining whether data is personal or anonymised for the purposes of data protection law.” With anonymisation becoming increasingly difficult, the ICO created a code of practice to determine “anonymisation” in terms of data protection laws, the report states, noting “the new data protection handbook issued by the three European bodies contains a different test for defining when personal data can be said to have been anonymised.”
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