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Anonos BigPrivacy Pseudonymisation-enabled systems, methods and devices transform cleansed source data into new privacy-respectful data assets known as Variant Twins® that maximize the lawful value, utility and privacy of data for ethical repurposing, sharing and combining. Privacy policies (comprised of selected combinations of Privacy Actions created via a graphical user interface or GUI) are embedded into Variant Twins to enforce digital controls at the data element level which flow with the data. Privacy Actions are tailored to transform source data in a highly scalable manner on a context-aware, record by record basis.

Variant Twin output data is filtered using risk-based privacy engineering techniques:
  • Improved Anonymisation Techniques: BigPrivacy leverages improvements to traditional anonymisation techniques like Hashing, Tokenisation, Generalisation, Masking, Binning, Rounding, etc.
  • GDPR Pseudonymisation: BigPrivacy Pseudonymises data by separating information value from identity so it can only be relinked with access to separately stored “Additional information” to support authorised processing only as required under the GDPR.
  • Controlled Relinkable Dynamic De-Identifiers: BigPrivacy applies dynamic de-identifiers, within and between datasets, to protect both direct and indirect identifiers to defeat unauthorised re-identification attempts via the Mosaic Effect (see www.mosaiceffect.com).
  • Re-Identification Risk Management (K-Anonymity): BigPrivacy manages re-identification risk by suppressing records in Variant Twins that fail to satisfy specified thresholds for K-anonymity.
Anonos BigPrivacy Pseudonymisation systems, methods and devices are protected by a portfolio of granted international patents (including, but not limited to: 3,063,691; 10,572,684; 2,929,269; 10,043,035; 9,619,669; 9,361,481; 9,129,133; 9,087,216; and 9,087,215) plus 70+ additional pending domestic and international patent applications.

Jules Polenetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, said:
"Innovative uses of data open up opportunities for incredibly useful advances in healthcare, environment - just about every facet of human life - but also create real risks of a future 'Orwellian' world destructive to the welfare of a free and open society. Anonos shows there are smart technical and policy solutions that can ensure we gain the benefits of new data uses while avoiding the risks."

Since 2012, Anonos has been actively engaged in research and development advancing the
state-of-the-art in data protection, privacy and security while maximizing value.
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