Software tool determines odds of breaching patient privacy

Collier, Roger
August 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, pE699
Academic Journal
The article discusses software tools which work for Research ethics boards (REBs) in Canada and institutional research boards (IRBs) in the U.S. for assessing reidentification risk of health data. It mentions that Privacy Analytics Inc. created a software to protect individual privacy in sensitive data. It informs that free software tools including REB Wizard and IRB Wizard calculate reidentification risk percentages in different parts of Canada or the US, based on an analysis of census data.


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