De-Identification Suggestions


/ October 28, 2014

This framework helps you identify what data should be de-identified, and how to do it.

An editable Google Spreadsheet that lists common variable types from the fields of health, education, finance, environmental, political, a list of de-identification solutions for these types of data, and some suggestions about what forms of de-identification are most useful for each type of data.

Where this comes from: This resource was developed by practitioners at the Responsible Data Forum in Budapest.
Status: List of terms has begun: needs to be reviewed and added to.
Maya Richman

About the contributor

Maya is an interdisciplinary technologist, researcher and improvisational electronic musician based in Berlin. In 2012, she worked with Development Seed, building websites and interactive maps. Later, she worked as a research assistant for Gabriella Coleman investigating the politics of hackers, and as a radio show host for a feminist, artist-run centre. She is now working with organizations of all sizes to influence their security culture, in addition to managing and developing new internal tech processes for a distributed organization.

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