SaaS Agreements – Data Protection – Anonymising Data

Often SaaS suppliers or SaaS customers anonymise personal data for use in statistical or marketing information but are unaware that by using such anonymised data they could be breaching the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently confirmed that anonymised personal data may be disclosed without the consent of the data subject, provided that the anonymised data when linked with other information will not lead to the identification of an individual.

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