Is Anonymization Possible with Current Technologies?

December 11, 2018
Hosted by Rebecca Herold

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What is possible with regard to de-identification and anonymization? Will anonymization be sufficient only for today? Or, will it keep the data anonymized for decades to come; possibly beyond? What is necessary to minimize re-identification risks? What do you need to know about anonymization before agreeing to allow your health data to be used for research? In this episode Rebecca speaks with world-renowned de-identification and anonymization expert, Dr. Khaled El Emam about anonymization, de-identification, re-identification risks, and related topics. Dr. El Emam has done extensive research in this area and written multiple books on these topics. Rebecca contributed a chapter to Dr. El Emam’s book, “Risky Business: Sharing Health Data While Protecting Privacy.” Dr. El Emam also wrote “Anonymizing Health Data” and “Guide to the De-Identification of Personal Health Information,” in addition to many articles.

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Rebecca Herold

Rebecca Herold

Rebecca has 25-plus years of systems engineering, information security, privacy and compliance experience, is CEO of The Privacy Professor(R) consultancy she founded in 2004, and Co-Founder/CEO of Privacy Security Brainiacs online services, where Rebecca engineered the systems and created all the content, including automated risk assessments and training courses. Rebecca has authored 20 books, contributed to dozens of other books, and published hundreds of articles. Rebecca led the NIST Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for 7 years, a member of the NIST Privacy Framework development team, and is a NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Program team member. Rebecca has provided expert witness services for HIPAA compliance, IoT security, privacy and location tracking, retirement community members’ personal data misuse, and other cases. Rebecca was co-founder and officer of the IEEE P1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group, and is on numerous advisory boards. Rebecca was Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for 9 years. Rebecca has received numerous awards, including named as a Top 100 Women Fighting Cybercrime and a Cybersecurity Woman of the Year. Rebecca has provided keynotes on 5 continents and is frequently interviewed on TV and in international publications. Rebecca holds the following certifications: FIP, CDPSE, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, FLMI. Ponemon Privacy Fellow. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

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