Implementation of Privacy by Design and Technical and Organizational Security Measures: The Data Masking Solution

"Masking" (Photo by Fred McWilson (c) 2006 - All rights reserved)

The European Union is working on a revised set of rules for its data protection framework. The concept and principles of “privacy by design” has been incorporated in this draft. We will assess how data masking can be considered an effective data security measure and whether data masking fulfills privacy by design principles. Data masking is not encryption. It is a technique that provides for the replacement of real data with fictitious but realistic data in test environments.

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