came across this in the new EU GDPR regulations e.g.
“The application of pseudonymisation to personal data can reduce the risks to the data subjects concerned and
help controllers and processors to meet their data-protection obligations. The explicit introduction of ‘pseudonymisation’
in this Regulation is not intended to preclude any other measures of data protection. “
(Note the same word is used in the French version of the regulation, but the German version is “Pseudonymisierung")
Plenty of other “...isations” in the world, but this seems quite a mouthful. Has it had a previous life, or is it a recent thing?
I am familiar with the use of pseudonyms in data handling, and “anonymisation” is a close, well used term. However “anonymous” is a common adjective, but “pseudonymous”?