UW Privacy Office

July 2, 2019

Can Patient Data Be Truly ‘De-Identified’ for Research?

Source: ISMG Network (Data Breach Today), July 2, 2019

Can Patient Data Be Truly ‘De-Identified’ for Research?

A lawsuit against the University of Chicago Medical Center and Google seeking class action status points to the important privacy and security issues raised when sharing patient data for research purposes – and whether data can be truly “de-identified.”