Industry Insights

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Tag Archive: Diffix



January 14, 2019 by Nicolas Sartor

Data Anonymisation Software – Differences Between Static and Interactive Anonymisation

Which company would not like to get significantly improved insights into the market with detailed data and thus optimize its products and services? In most cases, the corresponding data is already available, but its use is often restricted for data protection reasons. Anonymisation is used when you want to use a data set with sensitive information for analysis without compromising … 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


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


July 5, 2017 by Felix Bauer

Building Trust

Aircloak approved for GDPR-level anonymity for all data types and use cases by French data protection authority At Aircloak we’re fully aware that the selection of solutions that impact how a customer manages regulatory compliance, such as around GDPR with its stringent requirements and potentially very high fines, involves a lot of trust. Trust that is typically built over time … 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