Reply to post: re-identifying anonymized data

India mulls ban on probes into anonymized data use – with GDPR-style privacy laws

eldakka Silver badge
WTF?

re-identifying anonymized data

If it can be re-identified, then it hasn't been properly anonymized in the first place.

The fine should be on the organisation that claims to have anonymized the data for failing to do so, not on the person who did the de-anonymization.

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