Issue No.03 - May/June (2010 vol.8)
Khaled El Emam , Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2010.103
This article describes a method for assessing the overall risk of re-identification for a health data set and how that risk information can be used to decide how much to de-identify the data before it's disclosed. Such an approach ensures that the amount of distortion to the data is proportionate to the risk involved in disclosing a particular data set to a particular data recipient.
privacy, healthcare, re-identification, data de-identification
Khaled El Emam, "Risk-Based De-Identification of Health Data", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.8, no. 3, pp. 64-67, May/June 2010, doi:10.1109/MSP.2010.103