An Evaluation of Technologies for the Pseudonymization of Medical Data

T. Neubauer, M. Kolb:
"An Evaluation of Technologies for the Pseudonymization of Medical Data";
Studies in Computational Intelligence,Computer and Information Science(2009), S. 47 - 60.

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Abstract:


Privacy is one of the fundamental issues in health care today. Although,
it is a fundamental right of every individual to demand privacy and a variety of
laws were enacted that demand the protection of patients┬┤ privacy, approaches for
protecting privacy often do not comply with legal requirements or basic security
requirements. This paper highlights research directions currently pursued for privacy
protection in e-health and evaluates common pseudonymization approaches
against legal and technical criteria. Thereby, it supports decision makers in deciding
on privacy systems and researchers in identifying the gaps of current approaches for
privacy protection as a basis for further research.