Pseudonymization is the practice of replacing actual personal identifiers with realistic-looking faux identifiers. Its significance has grown immensely as it was adopted by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. This study provides a cost-benefit analysis of pseudonymization and concludes that the perils of pseudonymization when used as the default de-identification mode may outweigh the benefits.
Learning Objective: After participating in this session, the learner should be better able to understand the current issues in clinical text de-identification, along with advantages and disadvantages the use pseudonyms in de-identified clinical texts.
Mehmet Kayaalp (Presenter)