UK to Criminalize Re-identifying Anonymized Personal Data

Robin Woolen

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Keeping up with regulations is a critical part of an Information Governance professionals daily lives because regulations will always evolve. This is a great article explaining a new UK regulation around the ‘right to be forgotten’ that adds greater responsibilities, as well as fines, to organizations that deal with UK citizens. From the article; “The updated UK data protection legislation will also expand the definition of personal data to include IP addresses, Internet cookies and DNA; and make it a criminal offense to re-identify individuals from anonymized data — either with intent or through recklessness. The maximum penalty for this new offense will be an unlimited fine.” It’s getting serious out there. You better have a plan to meet these new challenges.

Read the full article at TechCrunch

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