De-Identifying Data

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Exercise

De-identification

  1. Read the passage in this PDF and then seek to de-identify it as best you can. Begin to create a set of de-identification rules to follow.
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    1. You can find a sample de-identification here. Note how we left some specific information such as “Philadelphia” and “South Philadelphia” intact, while replacing other specific information such as years and school names. Details of de-identification depend both on what additional context is provided in the interview and what parts are of particular importance to a study, i.e. should not be removed if at all possible.