19] In response to concerns about research-participant confidentiality, the blueprint calls for the following approach: 'When clinical-trial data, including patient-level data, are not available to independent investigators through industry-sponsored websites, make data available through clinical-data repositories, with policies on deidentification
to protect patient privacy.
These evolving concepts around large genomic data sets question the currently accepted notion of complete deidentification
of a patient's genomic data.
sufficient to protect health privacy in research?
Participant confidentiality for pooled data was maintained by deidentification
using numeric identification codes rather than names.
Without adequate safeguards related to deidentification
, the identity of people can be relatively easily determined.
147) Hans-Georg Eichler, an EMA official, explains that release of clinical trial data will create a "level playing field" as long as the appropriate precautions are taken, including patient data deidentification
, data-sharing agreements, and protective measures for proprietary data.
In contrast, an effective data protection strategy employs data encryption, multi-factor authentication, and data deidentification
procedures as well as data subterfuge practices, to secure databases and access mechanisms.
Patient data were anonymized by deidentification
and use of numerical data orders, and some data were divided into two groups, those with or without DNR directives to descriptive analyses.
makes updating datasets much more
This section provides an overview of our rule-based deidentification
approach for narrative medical texts.
and Reidentification in Returning Individual Findings from Biobank and Secondary Research: Regulatory Challenges and Models for Management, 13 MINN.
There is also the importance of negotiating beneficial contracts, the possibility of using HIPAA-like standards for deidentification
of user data, as well as concerns of data leakage and linkage.