Posts Tagged ‘de-identification’

Implementing a Data De-Identification Framework

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Growing numbers of organizations are trying to figure out the benefits of anonymizing, or as HIPAA (the only regulation that provides specific legal requirements for such actions) puts it “de-identifying,” personal information. Healthcare organizations see benefits for improving healthcare. Their business associates (BAs) see benefits in the ways in which they can minimize the controls around such data. Of course marketing organizations salivate at the prospects of doing advanced analysis with such data to discover new trends and marketing possibilities.  The government wants to use it for investigations. Historians want to use it for, yes, marking historical events. And the list (more…)

What is PII? How About Groups Of Otherwise Non-PII?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

I want to continue my look at the concept of personally identifiable information (PII), and what types of items, in particular, are considered as such…