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No hack needed: Anonymisation beaten with a dash of SQL


I had another idea, put the data online and let the public enter search parameters to find themselves to show them how easy it is to re-identify, then prompt them to write to their MP.

How about putting the complete medical, financial and educational records of all MPs online, after running it through the officially approved anonymisation process. If no-one has managed to reverse that back to individual identities inside maybe 6 months then maybe it's safe to try it out on the general public?

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