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Term: Anonymization

Anonymization is a way of protecting personal data by removing or changing it in a way that ensures individuals can no longer be identified.

What is Anonymization?

Anonymization is the technique of removing or modifying personal identifiers in a way that ensures that individuals can no longer be identified. Once data is anonymized, it cannot be reversed to its original form. This approach allows data to be utilized for tasks such as research and analysis without jeopardizing individual privacy or violating data protection regulations.

Anonymization Vs. Pseudonymization

Anonymization irreversibly removes or changes personal identifiers from data, ensuring individuals cannot be identified, while pseudonymization replaces personal identifiers with pseudonyms, preserving a way to match the data back to its source.

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