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ARX - Powerful Data Anonymization | A comprehensive software for risk- and utility-based privacy-preserving microdata publishing

ARX is a comprehensive open source software for anonymizing sensitive personal data. It has been designed from the ground up to provide high scalability, ease of use and a tight integration of the many different aspects relevant to data anonymization. Its highlights include:
  • Risk-based anonymization using super-population models, strict-average risk and k-map
  • Syntactic privacy models, such as k-anonymity, l-diversity, t-closeness, d-disclosure privacy and d-presence
  • Semantic privacy models, such as (e, d)-differential privacy
  • Data transformation with generalization, suppression, microaggregation and top/bottom-coding as well as global and local recoding
  • Methods for analyzing data utility
  • Methods for analyzing re-identification risks
Website: http://arx.deidentifier.org/


  • Fabian Prasser, Raffael Bild, Johanna Eicher, Helmut Spengler, Florian Kohlmayer, Klaus A. Kuhn.
    Lightning: Utility-Driven Anonymization of High-Dimensional Data.
    Transactions on Data Privacy, August 2016.
  • Fabian Prasser*, Florian Kohlmayer*, Klaus A. Kuhn.
    The Importance of Context: Risk-Based De-Identification of Biomedical Data.
    Methods of Information in Medicine, June 2016.
  • Fabian Prasser, Florian Kohlmayer, Klaus A. Kuhn.
    Efficient and Effective Pruning Strategies for Health Data De-Identification.
    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, April 2016.
  • Florian Kohlmayer*, Fabian Prasser*, Klaus A. Kuhn.
    The cost of quality: implementing generalization and suppression for anonymizing biomedical data with minimal information loss.
    Journal of Biomedical Informatics, December 2015.
  • Ronald Lautenschläger, Florian Kohlmayer, Fabian Prasser, Claudia Eckert, Klaus A. Kuhn.
    A Generic Solution for Web-Based Management of Pseudonymized Data.
    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, November 2015.
  • Fabian Prasser*, Florian Kohlmayer*.
    Putting Statistical Disclosure Control into Practice: The ARX Data Anonymization Tool.
    In: A. Gkoulalas-Divanis, G.Loukides (eds.): Medical Data Privacy Handbook, November 2015.
  • Fabian Prasser*, Florian Kohlmayer*, Ronald Lautenschlaeger, Klaus. A. Kuhn.
    ARX - A Comprehensive Tool for Anonymizing Biomedical Data.
    Proceedings of the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium, November 2014.
  • Fabian Prasser*, Florian Kohlmayer*, Klaus. A. Kuhn.
    A Benchmark of Globally-Optimal Anonymization Methods for Biomedical Data.
    Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), May 2014.
  • Florian Kohlmayer*, Fabian Prasser*, Claudia Eckert, Klaus. A. Kuhn.
    A Flexible Approach to Distributed Data Anonymization.
    Journal of Biomedical Informatics, December 2013.
  • Florian Kohlmayer*, Fabian Prasser*, Claudia Eckert, Alfons Kemper, Klaus. A. Kuhn.
    Flash: Efficient, Stable and Optimal K-Anonymity.
    Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Information Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT), September 3 - 5, 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Bernadette Kalman, Ronald Lautenschlaeger, Florian Kohlmayer, Boriana Büchner, Thomas Kmiec, Thomas Klopstock, Klaus A. Kuhn.
    An international registry for neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation.
    Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2012; 7: 66, September 2012.
  • Fabian Prasser, Florian Kohlmayer, Alfons Kemper, Klaus A. Kuhn.
    A Generic Transformation of HL7 Messages into the Resource Description Framework Data Model.
    GI-Edition: Lecture Notes in Informatics; LNI 208, 1559-1564 (2012).
  • Florian Kohlmayer*, Fabian Prasser*, Claudia Eckert, Alfons Kemper and Klaus A. Kuhn.
    Highly Efficient Optimal K-Anonymity For Biomedical Datasets.
    Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), June 2012.
  • Fabian Prasser, Sebastian H. R. Wurst, Gregor Lamla, Florian Kohlmayer, Rainer Blaser, Dominik Schmelcher, Bernd Vögele, Klaus A. Kuhn.
    Informatics and Translational Medical Research: Challenges and Developments.
    it - Information Technology. Vol. 53, No. 5, pp. 217-226 (2011).
  • Florian Kohlmayer, Ronald Lautenschläger, Sebastian H. R. Wurst, Thomas Klopstock, Holger Prokisch, Thomas Meitinger, Claudia Eckert, Klaus A. Kuhn.
    Konzept für ein deutschlandweites Krankheitsnetz am Beispiel von mitoREGISTER.
    GI-Edition: Lecture Notes in Informatics; Volume 176, 746-751 (2010)
  • Klaus A. Kuhn, Sebastian H. R. Wurst, Dominik Schmelcher, Gregor Lamla, Florian Kohlmayer, H.-Erich Wichmann.
    Integration von Biobanken für Forschungsaufgaben.
    GI-Edition: Lecture Notes in Informatics; Volume 154, 698-703 (2009)
  • Mingyan Li, Casey K. Fung, Krishna Sampigethaya, Richard Robinson, Radha Poovendran, Rainer Falk, Florian Kohlmayer, Andreas Köpf.
    Public key based authentication for secure integration of sensor data and RFID.
    Proceedings of the 1st ACM international Workshop on Heterogeneous Sensor and Actor Networks; 61-66 (2008).
  • Rainer Falk, Florian Kohlmayer, Andreas Köpf, Michael Braun, Hermann Seuschek.
    Application of passive asymmetric RFID tags in a high-assurance avionics multi-domain RFID processing system.
    Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on RFID Systems and Technologies, June 10-11, 2008.
  • Rainer Falk, Florian Kohlmayer.
    Efficient Certificate Revocation in Vehicular Communication.
    23. VDI / VW Gemeinschaftstagung - Automotive Security (2007).
  • Rainer Falk, Florian Kohlmayer, Andreas Köpf, Mingyan Li, Radha Poovendran.
    High-Assurance SDR-Based Avionics RFID System.
    SDR Forum Technical Conference and Product Exposition (2007).
  • Rainer Falk, Florian Kohlmayer, Andreas Köpf, Mingyan Li.
    Mobile Multi-Purpose RFID System.
    3rd European Workshop on RFID Systems and Technologies (2007).
  • Florian Kohlmayer, Hannes Tschofenig, Rainer Falk, Rafa Marin Lopez, Santiago Zapata Hernandez, Pedro Garcia Segura, Antonio F. Gomez-Skarmeta.
    GSABA: a generic service authorization architecture
    Proceedings of first ACM/IEEE international workshop on Mobility in the evolving internet architecture (2006).
  • Rainer Falk, Florian Kohlmayer.
    Mobility Service Authorization Architecture.
    2. Essener Workshop zur Netzwerksicherheit (2006).
  • Florian Dötzer, Florian Kohlmayer, Timo Kosch, Markus Strassberger.
    Secure Communication for Intersection Assistance.
    Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Transportation (2005).
  • Rainer Falk, Chin-Tser Huang, Florian Kohlmayer, Ai-Fen Sui.
    Yan Zhang, Jijun Luo, Honglin Hu (ed.): Wireless Mesh Networking.
    Security in Wireless Mesh Networks. (book chapter)
    Auerbach Publishers Inc. December 2006.

* Both authors contributed equally to this work.

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Florian Kohlmayer
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