Blueprint for gdpr
(Updated - 2nd Edition)


This 2nd Edition of the Anonos BigPrivacy GDPR Blueprint provides updated information and examples of “Data Safe Havens” which are explicitly recognized combinations of GDPR legal & technical safeguards that maximise Big Data value by leveraging GDPR compliant pseudonymisation:

GDPR Data Safe Havens

  • Legacy Consent Data Transformation - Avoid Deletion: SaveYourData®
  • Legitimate Interest Big Data Processing
  • Legal Secondary Processing of Big Data
  • Data Minimisation; Data Protection by Design and By Default in Support of Big Data
  • Expanded Big Data Use and Sharing Opportunities
  • Compliant Cloud Processing for Big Data

In the year since the publication of the 1st Edition of this BigPrivacy GDPR Blueprint in January 2018, Anonos has received recognition as a Gartner Cool Vendor for innovative technology, Gartner, IDC and Forrester have all highlighted BigPrivacy in numerous reports and blogs, and Anonos software has been certified under the EuroPrivacy certification scheme as complying with European GDPR requirements. The certification by EuroPrivacy (, completed using the "Privacy Flag" certification scheme developed under a research project co-funded by the European Commission and Switzerland, highlights that Anonos SaveYourData software meets GDPR requirements for compliant pseudonymisation. Most recently, IDC has published a special report entitled Anonos' SaveYourData – a EuroPrivacy Certified Solution – "Deep Freezes" Enterprises' Existing Personal Data Sets as They Plan Analytics Strategies available at

BigPrivacy technology harmonises two objectives which have previously been in opposition: it delivers data value through data use, sharing and combination while simultaneously enabling GDPR-compliant data protection.

Copies of the Blueprint have been sent to all members of the Article 29 Working Party/European Data Protection Board, the office of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), and the European Commission Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT).

In person and web-based workshops have been performed with these regulatory/legislative organizations about the status of BigPrivacy as the state-of-the-art in Data Protection by Design and by Default technology, and are ongoing.

Are you facing any of these 4 problems with data?

You need a solution that removes the impediments to achieving speed to insight, lawfully & ethically

to Insight
Are you unable to get desired business outcomes from your data within critical time frames? 53% of CDOs cannot achieve their desired uses of data. Are you one of them?
Lack of
Do you have trouble getting access to the third-party data that you need to maximise the value of your data assets? Are third-parties and partners you work with worried about liability, or disruption of their operations?
Inability to
Are you unable to process data due to limitations imposed by internal or external parties? Do they have concerns about your ability to control data use, sharing or combining?
Are you unable to defend the lawfulness of your current data processing activities, or data processing you have done in the past?
Traditional privacy technologies focus on protecting data by putting it in “cages,” “containers,” or limiting use to centralised processing only. This limitation is done without considering the context of what the desired data use will be, including decentralised data sharing and combining. These approaches are based on decades-old, limited-use perspectives on data protection that severely minimise the kinds of data uses that remain available after controls have been applied. On the other hand, many other new data-use technologies focus on delivering desired business outcomes without considering that roadblocks may exist, such as those noted in the four problems above.
Anonos technology allows data to be accessed and processed in line with desired business outcomes (including sharing and combining data) with full awareness of, and the ability to remove, potential roadblocks.