In an effort to protect the privacy of individuals, data administrators or collectors anonymize
data when storing or disclosing person-specific information.
Needs to anonymize
information it collects from social plug-ins on other websites (e.
what a data producer is expected to do in order to anonymize
lt;p>Google doesn't delete server log data, but it has agreed to anonymize
it after a period of time so that the logs can't be associated with a specific cookie ID or IP address.
Consumers particularly concerned about privacy can and should make use of free and pay services to anonymize
their online activities (See Consumer Comments, September-October 2000) and stay abreast of the policies of websites with which they choose to do business.
Anonos' patented and patent-pending technologies and intellectual property obscure and anonymize
information at the data element level while preserving the full value of all the underlying data (see http://www.
As a result of its efforts, Microsoft has pledged to anonymize
IP and cookie data and delete them completely after six months; Google anonymizes
IP addresses on its server logs after nine months.