Identifiability, anonymisation and pseudonymisation

This guidance discusses the concept of identifiability, and how techniques such as anonymisation and pseudonymisation can be used to minimise the risk of identifiability of data for research.



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This guidance document is designed for data protection officers and research governance staff. It includes:

  • guidance on information that can make people identifiable
  • best practice on using anonymous information
  • areas where keeping data anonymous presents challenges
  • principles to consider when handling person-level data.

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