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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August 22, 2018 by Felix Bauer

Break my Life’s Work and I’ll Pay You Handsomely

Because expert validation of anonymisation approaches is really difficult, Aircloak started a bug-bounty program for its product – the Aircloak Attack Challenge. In the wake of this, a new method of measuring privacy was established and can be used for various functions in the future. Nobody has a clue about Anonymisation It’s summer 2017 in Helsinki; some of the brightest … read more


July 23, 2018 by Nicolas Sartor

Data Compliance in the GDPR – How anonymisation allows you to stay compliant in your data analysis

Data protection is becoming increasingly relevant in the public debate. Numerous examples have recently shown that companies are confronted with serious consequences in the event of data breaches. Ensuring proper data protection is therefore more important than ever. In order to strengthen the rights of the user and to protect privacy, we must generally change how we handle data. The … read more


April 27, 2018 by Paul Francis

Report on the Diffix vulnerability announced by Imperial College London and CU Louvain

On April 18 researchers from the Imperial College London and CU Louvain published a vulnerability of Diffix. Diffix is the anonymization algorithm jointly designed by the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS, www.mpi-sws.org) and Aircloak GmbH (www.aircloak.com), which markets an anonymization product based on Diffix. The vulnerability was posted on the academic paper archival system arXiv here. A couple … read more


February 6, 2018 by Felix Bauer

The Seven Core Principles of Privacy by Design

As both the risks and opportunities of data increase, there is a corresponding increase in pressure on companies to build what’s known as “Privacy by Design” or PbD into their data practices. This idea comes from Ann Cavoukian, the former Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. With the notorious GDPR set to take effect in May of 2018, privacy by design will become a legal requirement (rather than a nice to have) for any business subject to the new regulation. … read more


October 16, 2017 by Felix Bauer

Announcing the first ever bug bounty program for a privacy protection solution

Today we are announcing our “Aircloak Privacy Challenge” at the IAPP’s Privacy. Security. Risk. 2017 conference. This unique bounty program rewards privacy professionals, researchers and hackers who manage to break the company’s patented privacy protection methodology, with a total of 15,000 USD. Applications for the challenge to re-identify anonymized data start today. … read more


October 3, 2017 by Felix Bauer

Announcing our Seed investment

Today we are announcing our $1.3M equity investment from Speedinvest and Constantia New Business with existing shareholders Max Planck Innovation and Elephant & Castle Capital joining the round. Berlin, San Francisco, October 3, 2017 Various technology developments have led to the birth of Big Data; organizations collecting, analyzing and sharing increasing amounts of information — much of it unstructured and … read more