Reacting to the leaked documents detailing the proposed Data Protection Regulation, ORG Executive Director Jim Killock warned that 'pseudonymous' categories of data could create privacy problems for EU citizens.
"Deciding that it is ok to process data if it is 'pseudonymous' is extremely dangerous. It could place a great deal of data out of the control of individuals.
"Web companies with big advertising revenues seem to want this so that they are relieved of many of their legal obligations. But that could leave users unable to control how a lot of their data is used.
"The NSA was recently shown to be using 'pseudonymous' cookies to track browsing the web, linking this data back to your identity, so the dangers are very real and proven."