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Resource Collection De-identification of Data

De-Identification Toolkit

February 11, 2019


This toolkit provides public health practitioners and others with the tools and resources to better understand de-identification for improved collection and use activities, and to more freely, safely and legally disclose de-identified data needed for the community’s information infrastructure.

As de-identification is a delicate process involving a variety of statistical and scientific methods to balance data utility against the risk of breaching an individual’s privacy, leadership should both govern and manage data disclosure, and ensure that it is performed by appropriately trained and experienced individuals.