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Re-Identification and the issues around it

Hi All

 

Re-Identification is about:  What is re-identification? When user data is processed at a company, special algorithms decouple sensitive information like location traces and medical records from identifying details like email addresses and passport numbers. This is called de-identification. It may be reversed, so organizations can recover the link between the users’ identities and their data when needed. Such controlled re-identification by legitimate parties happens routinely and is perfectly appropriate, so long as the technical design is safe and sound.

 

https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-indias-data-protection-bill-threatens-global-cybersecurity/

 

Opens a whole can of worms, from object, person, patient and many others, including data re-identification.

 

https://iapp.org/resources/article/de-identification-101/

https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/24/researchers-spotlight-the-lie-of-anonymous-data/

 

Regards

 

Caute_cautim

 

 

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Re: Re-Identification and the issues around it

This can also be linked back to an earlier discussion about how easy it is to do in 2019:  Re-identification easier than was thought within the Privacy channel.

 

This is far harder than one things - someone out there is making a lot of money with it not being fully protected.

 

https://epic.org/privacy/reidentification/

 

Regards

 

Caute_cautim