Anonymizing

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Anonymizing

The process of removing identifying information from a transmission over the Internet. For example, one may anonymize an e-mail by removing information regarding the sender. It should not be confused with anonymous trading.
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188) This choice to either anonymize data or comply with the Directive may now appear meaningless in light of re-identification technology.
Generally, it's difficult at best to anonymize data at all and leave anything useful enough to be valuable, Blumberg says.
For example, a recent New York Times article said Yahoo will anonymize search data after 13 months.
If encryption were easy to use and instantiated in devices, then people would have the opportunity to anonymize their transactions.
Technology can help as well, with services that will anonymize experiences on the Web.
The features are purposed to allow users enjoy the free internet, anonymize their online presence and through our NO LOGS policy, fight surveillance," said CyberGhost's CEO and co-founder Robert Knapp.
However, if we can anonymize the private data, in a way that does not identify the individual, then the citizen's privacy rights are protected.