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When is personal data rendered anonymous? Interpreting recital 26 of Directive 95/46/EC.

Beyleveld, D. and Townend, D. (2004) 'When is personal data rendered anonymous? Interpreting recital 26 of Directive 95/46/EC.', Medical law international., 6 (2). pp. 73-86.


Outlines the scope of Council Directive 95/46. Discusses whether the principles of data protection apply to data rendered anonymous. Examines the difficulty in applying sufficient protection to data once it has been rendered anonymous and stresses the importance of data controllers informing data subjects of any anticipated anonymisation.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Anonymity, Data protection, EC law, Medical records, Privacy.
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Publisher statement:Beyleveld, Deryck & Townend, David (2004). When is Personal Data Rendered Anonymous? Interpreting Recital 26 of Directive 95/46/EC. Medical Law International 6(2): 73-86. Copyright © 2004 A B Academic Publisher. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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Date deposited:12 August 2008
Date of first online publication:March 2004
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