UK Anonymisation Network (UKAN)

The UK Anonymisation Network (UKAN) has been set up as a means of establishing best practice in anonymisation and offers practical advice and information to anyone who handles personal data and needs to share it.

UKAN aims to maximise the value of data, minimise the risks to privacy and preserve public confidence by collating best practice in anonymisation from a wide range of experienced practitioners.

UKAN is funded for its first two years by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and co-ordinated by a consortium of four organisations: The University of Manchester, the University of Southampton, the Open Data Institute (ODI) and Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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  • Information Commissioner

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Manchester people

  • Mark Elliot
  • Elaine Mackey