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Amnesia, the data anonymization tool of OpenAIRE that allows to remove identifying information from data, is up and running in beta mode! We are currently accepting feedback at!

What it is: 

Amnesia is a flexible data anonymization tool that allows to remove identifying information from data.

What it does: 

Amnesia does not only remove direct identifiers like names, SSNs, etc., but also transforms secondary identifiers like birth date and zip code so that individuals cannot be identified in the data. Amnesia supports k-anonymity and km-anonymity.

How can I use it? 
Amnesia is available both as an online service and as a local application.
Technical requirements:
Amnesia is a web based application that uses a Java backend to implement the data anonymization algorithm. It runs both in Windows and Linux and requires Java version 8 or greater.

Try it out and let us know what you think!

Don’t forget! Amnesia is still in beta mode and we need as much feedback as possible at

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