Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies

2019 Edition
| Editors: Sherif Sakr, Albert Y. Zomaya

Privacy-Aware Identity Management

  • Mirosław KutyłowskiEmail author
  • Przemysław Błaśkiewicz
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77525-8_241



Definition 1

Personal data protection means measures aiming to guarantee that processing of data concerning identified or identifiable persons (data subjects):
  • takes place based on a consent of the data subject or is otherwise explicitly permitted by law,

  • is confined solely to the purpose of processing,

  • is secure by design and by default:

whereas processing is any operation on personal data, including in particular storing, removing, and giving access to it.

Definition 2

Pseudonimization is a process of translating identifiers into pseudonyms and replacing the identifiers in a data set with the corresponding pseudonyms. A pseudonymization process should be irreversible, except for a deanonymization procedure (if defined).

Deanonymizationis a process which links back the pseudonyms with the identifiers. It should require the use of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mirosław Kutyłowski
    • 1
    Email author
  • Przemysław Błaśkiewicz
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Fundamental Problems of TechnologyWrocław University of Science and Technology; National Science CenterWrocławPoland