De-identification Training (Anonymization, Pseudonymization)

06 February 2024
Campus Diepenbeek, Building D, room A54

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De-identification course (Anonymization, Pseudonymization)

Introduction to Anonymization and Pseudonymization This interactive workshop introduces basic techniques and tools for protecting (personal) sensitive data. The first part will explain the differences between fully-identifiable data and anonymous and pseudonymized data. Subjects like techniques, tools, and the protection model (K-anonymity, L-diversity, T-closeness) will be handled. You will also get to try these de-identification techniques in hands-on exercises, both manual and automatic tools (ARX). 


  • 09.00-10.00 Anonymisation part 1 - Basic principles (in-person)
  • 10.00-12.00 Anonymisation part 2 - Manually techniques (in-person)
  • 13.00-15.00 Anonymisation part 3 - Automatic techniques (ARX) (online)

Registration is possible for each part separately.


For whom?

  • Researchers and research support staff working with personal data

When and where?

  • 06 February 2024, 09.00-15:00
  • In-person: Campus Diepenbeek, building D, A54
  • Online: on request via e-mail


Acknowledged by Doctoral Schools (DS)?

  • DS Sciences & Technology: acknowledged as 'Research management' - course/workshop at developing general research skills.
  • DS Behavioral Sciences & Humanities: acknowledged as 'Research management & communication skills' - course/workshop aimed at developing research (management) skills
  • DS Health & Life Sciences. For PhD students of the Doctoral School of Health & Life Sciences, a combination of different sessions (adding up to a half/full day) can be acknowledged together as (half) a transferable skills course.
  • The training will be added automatically to the doctoral portfolio of the PhD students who signed the attendance list. 
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