UW Privacy Office

July 29, 2019

Your Data Were ‘Anonymized’? These Scientists Can Still Identify You

Source: New York Times July 23, 2019 (subscription accessible via UW library for those with UWNetID)

Your Data Were ‘Anonymized’? These Scientists Can Still Identify You

Computer scientists have developed an algorithm that can pick out almost any American in databases supposedly stripped of personal information.