Sticky data: Why even 'anonymized' information can still identify you

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by lotuseclat79, Aug 9, 2014.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Sticky data: Why even 'anonymized' information can still identify you.

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    blainefry Registered Member

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    That's interesting, but the argument about that particular set being poorly de-identified seems legit.
    It seems like something only a politician would think...simply replacing everyone's name with an ID number means you wouldn't be able to tell who they are.

    I'm reminded of when one of those guys was so confounded as to how Edward Snowden (a sysadmin) could have gotten away with the files he did, because his name wasn't on the list of approved viewers. *facepalm*
     
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