De-Identification and the GDPR

Next Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Hintze Law partner Mike Hintze will present his new paper, "Viewing the GDPR Through a De-Identification Lens: A Tool for Clarification and Compliance," at the Brussels Privacy Symposium.  The key argument is that if European regulators acknowledge that there is a full spectrum of de-identification techniques, and develop guidance under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) based on that recognition, they can:

  • provide greater clarity in areas of the GDPR that remain opaque;
  • enable organizations to adopt pragmatic compliance tools and strategies;
  • create greater incentives for companies to adopt the strongest de-identification that is compatible with the purposes of the data processing (thus achieving the optimal balance between data protection and data utility); and
  • advance the objectives of the GDPR by enhancing the protection of individuals’ personal data.   

You can access a pre-publication version of the paper here.