De-identification Protocols: Essential for Protecting Privacy

De-identification Protocols

Essential for Protecting Privacy

Learn what steps need to be taken in order to protect private data while limiting risk of re-identification.

Drs. Ann Cavoukian and Khaled El Emam’s white paper outlines the what, why and how of de-identification and present the new research on re-identification.

About the authors:

Ann Cavoukian was formerly the Ontario Privacy and Information Commissioner and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University.

Dr. Khaled El Emam, founder of Privacy Analytics, also headed the Electronic Health Information Laboratory at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s Research Institute.

“Without this technology a lot of research we want to do would grind to a halt.”
– Dr. Mark Walker, Scientific Director and Co-director of the BORN Registry

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