This is a proposed new standard glossary term. See this post for background on this review track. To comment on the term below either click the blue “Reply” button at the bottom or select a passage of text in the term and click the “Quote” pop-up to create a comment about that section only.
Short Definition: The process of removing personally identifiable information from a dataset.
Extended Definition: The process of removing personally identifiable information from a datasets, to such an extent that the data can not be traced back to individuals, indirectly or directly. It relates to pseudonymization, where personally identifiable information is replaced with a meaningless number or other identifier with which information on anonymous individuals from different sources can still be linked.
Related Terms: http://dictionary.casrai.org/Anonymity, Pseudonymization, De-identify
Term Lead: Tessa Pronk