Industry Insights

In our blog we provide you with industry insights on privacy, anonymization, analytics and of course information about our solution Aircloak Insights.

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Pillars

February 11, 2019 by Paul Francis

The 4 Pillars of GDPR Compliance Assurance in Data Anonymization

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) states that anonymous data is not personal data, and therefore does not fall under the purview of GDPR. The GDPR, in Recital 26, defines anonymous as: “…information which does not relate to an identified or identifiable natural person or to personal data rendered anonymous in such a manner that the data subject … read more

Aerial View of a City

January 31, 2019 by Nicolas Sartor

Hackathon Urban Data: A Perfect Data Anonymization Use Case

No traffic jams, perfectly coordinated bus and tram timetables, no environmental pollution, less stress and a significantly improved quality of life. This is how we imagine the city of the future! In Smart Cities, specific challenges, especially in the areas of transport planning, energy efficiency and waste management, are solved with the help of data analysis. Mobility data of residents … read more


October 17, 2018 by Paul Francis

Fix for the MIT/Georgetown Univ Attack on Diffix

One of the two successful attacks from the first round of the Aircloak bounty program was from researchers Aloni Cohen and Kobbi Nissim from MIT and Georgetown University respectively. Our fix for the attack was deployed in Aircloak’s release 18.3 on July 27th. Aloni and Kobbi had asked Aircloak and myself not to reveal the details of the attack so … read more


September 4, 2018 by Paul Francis

Can Anonymized Data Still be Useful? Part Deux

LINC, the innovation lab of the French data protection authority CNIL, has been exploring the uses of anonymized data in projects like CabAnon. This project explores uses of the NYC taxi database for applications like planning new transportation services. The results, published the article “Can anonymized data still be useful”, demonstrate that in some cases anonymized data can be useful. … read more


September 3, 2018 by Nicolas Sartor

Pecha Kucha or how to explain data anonymization in 4 minutes

Aircloak is winner of the Handelsblatt Diamond Star Digital Banking Award! With so many start-up awards in Germany, there is a mixed feeling – the applications are time-consuming and the outcome is often uncertain – but we did not hesitate when we had the opportunity to apply for the Handelsblatt Diamond Star Digital Banking Award. We firmly believe that data … read more


September 23, 2017 by Sebastian Probst Eide

Tableau meets Anonymized Insights

Tableau is loved by data analysts for the ease with which it allows them to generate insights and gain clarity from rich and complex data sets. However up until now Tableau has fallen short when the data being analyzed contains personal information or is otherwise sensitive to the point of the analyst not being permitted to query it. Aircloak Insights, … read more


June 2, 2017 by Felix Bauer

Introducing Diffix…

Data has been called “the new oil”. When providing our customers with solutions that help them secure/protect their assets, in this case the sensitive and often most valuable data they hold, there’s a lot of trust involved. Customers rely on their partner’s domain expertise, track record and testing of the product when making a purchase decision. In some cases, customers … read more