Reply to post: re: I don't see why I got a downvote?

Tick, tock motherf... erm, we mean, don't panic over GDPR

Lysenko

re: I don't see why I got a downvote?

Possibly because a blunt instrument like that would likely destroy the data that needs to be analysed for many use cases. For example, if you're in the vegetarian meals business you might want to analyse your market presence with the Sikh population and that might mean using the surname "Singh" as a proxy. That doesn't mean data cannot be anonymised, but it needs to be a lot more sophisticated than brute forcing everything to a single value in many cases.

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