Profesional Development Workshop

Day 1: Tuesday, 13 September


Anonymisation: what is it and how do I do it?

Session convener: Mark Elliot, University of Manchester

Anonymisation is a complex topic. We will endeavour to demystify it through the particular device of the Anonymisation Decision Making Framework, which ties together the statistical notion of risk with the legal notions of personal data and proportionality. We will, in particular demonstrate that data anonymisation should be considered as a process that operates on the relationship between data and their environment rather than a state of data. Anonymisation is a data science problem in itself and one demonstrates aptly the need for interdisciplinary thinking.