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[liberationtech] CORRECTION: European privacy regulators' excellent paper on Anonymisation Techniques

Shava Nerad shava23 at
Thu Apr 17 00:09:32 PDT 2014

Do they have teeth to enforce that, Caspar?  The political will, do you

Or is this just PRIME-ing the pump with slick language, to stir up the
waters? ;)

Shava Nerad
Privacy Evangelist,
Blackphone/SGP Technologies
On Apr 16, 2014 7:18 PM, "Caspar Bowden (lists)" <lists at>

>  Please disregard previous, main highlighted link got mangled
> =====================================
> It's been a remarkable few days for the Committee of European privacy
> regulators (the "Art.29 Working Party")
> In their first opinion on Data Protection law and national security<>,
> they grudgingly sort of admit it is their job to stop NSA spying, but then
> the next day they approve contracts for PRISM's first "corporate partner"<>for Cloud "processing" (although they aren't
> really a "mere" processor at all<>
> )
> ..and today they issued the highest quality paper I have ever read from
> them - No.216, on Anonymisation Techniques
> Storified version *here
> <>*for gist, full text (37 pages) in first tweet
> If anyone knows of a regulatory text that comes close on this topic, would
> like to know...
> The relevance to LiberationTech is that if they enforce this, then a whole
> bunch of worries about commercial and state spying through BigData will go
> away, in Europe at least
> Caspar
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