When it comes to data anonymization, each organization is unique and must be examined in context. It is the specific risks of each entity that should guide the best practices to use to protect user data, as this is ultimately the objective of any anonymization process.
Finally, to be effective, the anonymization process must determine which attack surfaces to address in order to protect the data. In most cases, these are not the production environments, but the organization’s entire digital ecosystem, including its website or related applications.
It is by identifying their levels of risk and weaknesses upstream that organizations are most effective in achieving optimal data anonymization. This is essential to meet specific challenges of each organization, even in the case of a partial pseudonymization process.