Reply to post: "Anonymised" data has always been questionable to the point of BS...

Has somebody shared your 'anonymised' health data? Bad news

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"Anonymised" data has always been questionable to the point of BS...

...for example, if someone's "anonymised" search history is reasonably complete, it's likely to include searches on themselves or people very close to them, the former of which is trivial to spot, the latter well within the bounds of unremarkable mining of publicly-accessible data like Facebook relationships.

While no single piece of evidence may be definitive proof, the patterns traceable in a record of any length can add up to much stronger evidence.

Join the dots and bingo! Bob's your uncle... and since we know Bob only has one nephew, you must be Allan Raymond Smith of 17 Finsbury Court, Scunthorpe, PP1 2TP.

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