A-Z Glossary of Information Security and Social Engineering Terms

Anonymised data

Anonymised data

This is data which cannot identify somebody directly or indirectly. Data is anonymised because it reduces the risk of unintended disclosure when sharing data between countries, organisations and even departments. If a breach does occur the data will be useless to any miscreants. Data can be anonymised by using a number of techniques, such as encryption, generalisation or deletion.

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