Analysis of Data Anonymization Techniques

Joana Marques, Jorge Bernardino, Jorge Bernardino

Abstract

The privacy of personal data is a very important issue these days. How to process the data and use it for analysis without compromising the individual’s identity is a critical task and must be done in order to ensure the anonymity of this data. To try to unanimously unify this anonymity, laws and regulations such as GDPR were created. In this paper, GDPR will be described and the concepts of anonymization and pseudonymization will be explained. We present some of the main anonymization techniques and efficient software to support the application of these techniques. The main objective is to understand which techniques offer a higher level of anonymization, the strengths and weakness of each one and the advantages in its use.

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