Data anonymisation: legal, ethical, and strategic considerations
Alexandra Stam and Brian Kleiner
FORS Guide Nº 11DOI :
Stam, A., & Kleiner, B. (2020). Data anonymization: legal, ethical, and strategic considerations. FORS Guide No. 11, Version 1.1 (last update January 2022) Lausanne: Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences FORS. doi:10.24449/FG-2020-00011
anonymization, pseudonymization, data protection, research ethics
Drawing on the Swiss context, this Guide illustrates key considerations in crafting a coherent anonymization strategy that is compliant with legal requirements and ethical norms. It shows how to strike the right balance between anonymization and other data protection measures, namely informed consent and access control, given the nature of a project’s data and their anticipated use.
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