De-Identification 201: The Basics of Data De-identification
Only a handful of experts exist around the world who are qualified to manually de-identify data. This is because de-identification is a complex and challenging field that requires highly specific knowledge. Simply removing the names and other types of direct identifiers from a dataset is insufficient to achieve de-identification. The data will also contain other indirect or quasi-identifiers, such as age, date of birth and zip code that, when combined, can be used to positively identify an individual.
As would-be attackers get smarter, data de-identification strategies become more sophisticated. It can be hard to keep up. Learning the basics helps you be part of the discussion.
Join us for De-identification 201, Fundamentals of Data De-identification.
This whitepaper covers classic de-identification techniques like record suppression, cell suppression, sub-sampling and aggregation as well as the pros and cons of Safe Harbour and Expert De-identification strategies.
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.