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2-Day Intensive Data De-Identification Training Course

Driving data value requires careful consideration beyond legal compliance under GDPR, HIPAA and state-level laws like CCPA. 

Once you’ve completed this two-day course, you’ll know what’s required to maximize data utility while meeting your organization’s regulatory and privacy obligations.

Understand data de-identification and learn how to protect privacy

This course is designed to give you a better understanding of the HITRUST De-Identification Framework. You’ll learn about practical methods and tools used to render data non-identifiable (for example, de-identified under the HIPAA “Expert Determination” method; or anonymized under GDPR).*

The introductory material is delivered online via the HITRUST Academy. The primary material is delivered in-person by an instructor over two full days—either in HITRUST’s public classroom in Frisco, Texas, or privately, on-site at your own location.

* This course may be used by professionals seeking the HITRUST Certified De-Identification Associate (CDA) credential, or the HITRUST Certified De-Identification Professional (CDP) credential.

“The HITRUST de-identification course is the most comprehensive training I’ve found for learning how to protect privacy while maximizing the value of personal and health data sets. As privacy regulations continue to proliferate globally, I strongly encourage anyone working with health data or charged with de-identifying personal information to attend the HITRUST training.”

John Noltensmeyer, Head of Privacy and Compliance Solutions, TokenEx

Learning Objectives and Benefits

What you will learn…

  • Key principles behind measuring identifiability and establishing defensible thresholds to render data non-identifiable.
  • How to apply de-identification to protect privacy while leveraging the power of your data.
  • Risk management and reporting necessary to provide auditable proof you’ve taken consistent, defensible steps toward protecting privacy.

The benefits to you and your organization…

  • Safely leverage sensitive data for analytics that drive priority business outcomes.
  • Align business and privacy teams to protect your organization’s sensitive data and uncover its untapped value.
  • Improve the efficiency of your data analysis and management operations by integrating industry-leading techniques with your existing processes and procedures.

Who Needs to Know About Data De-Identification?

This course is designed for professionals working in…

Analytics

Compliance

Data

Legal

Privacy

Security

Statistics

Other Domains

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Course Curriculum

Module 1 –
Legal Considerations

A discussion of the legal bases for using and disclosing information for secondary purposes under HIPAA, CCPA, and GDPR, and when each can be applied.

Module 2 –
Concepts and Definitions

An overview of known re-identification attacks, analysis of different data release models and classification of identifiers.

Module 3 –
Risk Measurement Concepts

An introduction to equivalence classes, and discussion of various risk types & metrics, and their relevance to various anonymization use cases.

Module 4 –
Analysis of Context Risk

Descriptions of different types of attacks and how to evaluate the risk of them re-identifying data subjects. This module also covers choosing an acceptable threshold for the risk of re-identification based on the characteristics of the dataset.

Module 5 –
Data Transformation Methods

Methods to mask direct identifiers and de-identify quasi-identifiers.

Module 6 –
Risk Management and Reporting

Determining if the risk is below an acceptable threshold. Creating a report and documenting that the risk of re-identification is very small.

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The HITRUST De-Identification Framework offers a consistent, managed methodology for data de-identification and the sharing of compliance and risk information.

HITRUST Academy® offers training to increase knowledge of data privacy protection to help professionals navigate the evolving regulatory landscape.

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This course runs on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, at 11 a.m. ET (45 mins). Click the button to register and select the date that works best for you.