Ensuring more effective and safer data sharing practices through the Anonymisation Decision Making Framework

Impact: Economic impacts, Societal impacts


Research at the University of Manchester into data anonymisation (conducted with partners including the Office of National Statistics, the UK Information Commissioners Office and the Open Data Institute) and the subsequent development of the Anonymisation Decision-Making Framework (ADF), has:
1. informed data anonymisation policies and practice within organisations (including Government departments and agencies, businesses, financial services and research and development institutions) who have engaged with the research and the ADF; and
2. ensured the confidentiality of individual data subjects is protected whilst data is used for the optimum economic and social benefit, enabling the sharing of data with confidence, and compliance with data protection regulations.
Impact date20142020
Category of impactEconomic impacts, Societal impacts