Summary of ‘Anonymity and Pseudonymity’ principle

20.71 The first principle in the model UPPs should be called ‘Anonymity and Pseudonymity’. It may be summarised as follows.

UPP 1. Anonymity and Pseudonymity

Wherever it is lawful and practicable in the circumstances, agencies and organisations must give individuals the clear option of interacting by either:

(a) not identifying themselves; or

(b) identifying themselves with a pseudonym.