ICO opens 5th chapter in consultation on Privacy-enhancing technologies

07/09/2022 | ICO

The public consultation opened by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) on its updated draft guidance on anonymisation, pseudonymisation and privacy-enhancing technologies will end on 22nd September.  

The fifth chapter provides detailed guidance on privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) for data protection officers (DPOs) working in larger organisations. According to the guidance, PETs help organisations demonstrate a data protection by design and by default approach to data processing and support efforts to comply with data minimisation principles. However, the guidance also warns PETs are not a silver bullet for complying with data protection laws, and that "processing still needs to be lawful, fair and transparent."

For more information on the earlier chapters in the consultation:

  1. Chapter 1: Introduction to anonymisation
  2. Chapter 2: How to ensure anonymisation is effective
  3. Chapter 3: Pseudonymisation
  4. Chapter 4: ICO consultation on guidance on privacy-preserving practices
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