Reply to post: Re: Encryption?

Experian-T-Mobile US hack: 'We trusted them, now that trust is broken'

Warm Braw Silver badge

Re: Encryption?

Tokenisation is only of any use when the token unambiguously maps to another piece of information, and where the token can be processed as if it were that other piece of information.

Credit reference checks are typically trying to match fuzzy information (poorly-transcribed names, addresses, etc, supplied from different sources) in an attempt to identify individuals and their relationships (such as people in the same household) It's sufficiently fuzzy that sometimes this matching just goes plain wrong: tokenisation won't help with this kind of data.

You've been quoting the Aberdeen Group report using the same exact words on seemingly every news website that has a data breach story for months now - do you think you could restrict your advertising at least to those places where it has some potential relevance?

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