Individuals value their privacy. In contrast, businesses value the ability to leverage personal information to deliver quality products and services to meet the needs of their clients. The legal standards that regulate the protection of personal information help bridge the gap between these two opposing interests.
This article addresses when to apply de-identification, the legal standards under specific regulations for de-identifying personal information, and the effect meeting such de-identification standards has on the use of the remaining data set.
Author: Soo Kang, General Counsel at Zasio Enterprises, Inc.