Netherlands – Ministry of the Interior paper
Dutch Ministry paper on Privacy Enhancing Technogies
Netherlands Ministry of the Interior
Effective privacy tools:
Step 1 – General privacy controls
Step 2 – Data separation
Step 3 – Privacy management systems
Step 4 – Anonymisation
Notes on Anonymisation
Susan Landau noted how even 2 unique datasets could identify the person – the example she gave was that your mobile phone would be at your home and work address. These 2 locations formed a unique pair, that could identify you.
Medical researchers have identified that with only 3 or 4 data sets they could ID, 95% of US Civilians. The US is a country of 310 million civilians, who can be easily identified with literally 3 or 4 sets of data.
Google offer a single logon – for over 60 services, that collates data on you. The single logon works against step 2 – data separation. Google are “aggregating data” which is the opposite of data separation, multiple datasets are aggregated together to form an X Ray of you.