Derived from Ancient Greek for „without name“, according to the Cambridge dictionary, the term anonymity describes a situation where “someone’s name is not given or known“. In the digital age, anonymity is important in two facets: online users should be able to surf the internet anonymously, likewise user data gathered by online service providers must be stored in an anonymous fashion (in other words: with the identity element removed from it; data not being tied to a specific person.)

In an online context, we must consider three types of anonymity: sender anonymity, recipient anonymity and unlinkability of sender and recipient.

79 % of EU citizens access the internet every day. Using their computer or mobile device to surf the web, users generate vast amounts of data that could give outsiders a peak into their most personal preferences, habits, political views and more.

We live in the information age fueled by data. While harnessing this data can allow for enormous innovation and service improvements for businesses and consumers alike, it also harbors immense risk for the anonymity, privacy and security of individuals and their data.

In the first part of this series, we will take a closer look at the meaning…

Privacy is the cornerstone of freedom and liberty. In business, as in our personal lives, there are things we want to keep confidential by all means. Yet, privacy is a disappearing treasure in the digital age of data in which we live. Internet giants like Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet (Google, YouTube) have built billion dollar empires on the basis of using our data.

We share more personal data than ever before. The law tries to help and protect users, but sometimes it’s not enough. Protection often becomes a hurdle or patronizing, and the data breach occurs anyway. Data collected today…

We want to contribute to the support efforts and provide some resources for small and medium-sized businesses, the lifeblood of the global economy.

Public life has come to a halt in many countries around the world. People must stay at home, and governments continue to close all non-essential businesses. On top of worrying about not getting sick themselves, many employees and business owners are facing an uncertain economic future. The coronavirus has changed life as we know it, and we are in crisis mode.

Fortunately, many governments are starting to support small and medium-sized businesses and self-employed individuals with grants…


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