Privacy, data anonymization, and secure data publishing

Asaf Shabtai, Yuval Elovici, Lior Rokach, Asaf Shabtai, Yuval Elovici, Lior Rokach

A Survey of Data Leakage Detection and Prevention Solutions, 47-68, 2012

Data anonymization aims to mitigate privacy and security concerns and to comply with legal requirements by obfuscating personal details [Fung, 2010]. In this way, data anonymization prevents an adversary from mapping sensitive information to an individual. There are three primary circumstances in which data anonymization is required: