For many, the General Data Protection Regulation ushered a new word into their vocabulary: pseudonymization. What’s the difference between pseudonymous data and anonymous data, exactly? Such was the basic conversation that ran through the first-ever Brussels Privacy Symposium, run by the Brussels Privacy Hub and the Future of Privacy Forum at Vrije Universiteit Brussel the day prior to the IAPP’s Data Protection Congress. While academics clashed over reidentification possibilities and the future of technology, it was a fireside chat with the European Commission’s Paul Nemitz late in the day that brought out practical questions: Does the GDPR really make allowances for pseudonymized data? How might definitions of PII affect trans-Atlantic negotiations? IAPP Publications Director Sam Pfeifle brings you the highlights of Nemitz’s conversation with IAPP VP Omer Tene for The Privacy Advisor.
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