Personal data, anonymisation and pseudonymisation under the GDPR

July 2016 | Newsletter/briefing

This briefing is part of a series of publications on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) which will apply in all Member States from 25 May 2018.

The GDPR updates and modernises the EU data protection regime to account for new kinds of potentially identifying information. Questions about the nature of personal data under the GDPR will continue to be relevant for many organisations, despite Brexit. This briefing explains the changes that the GDPR introduces to the definition of personal data and the impact that they will have in practice. It also explores the concepts of anonymisation and pseudonymisation, and offers practical advice in preparing for the GDPR.


Rebecca Cousin (partner), Rob Sumroy (partner), James Foster (associate), Cindy Knott (professional support lawyer)

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