• Requirement

    Perform de-identification using validated algorithms and software that is validated to implement the algorithms.

  • Discussion

    Algorithms that appear to remove personally identifiable information from a dataset may in fact leave information that is personally identifiable or data that is re-identifiable. Software that is claimed to implement a validated algorithm may contain bugs or implement a different algorithm. Software may de-identify one type of data, such as integers, but not de-identify another type of data, such as floating point numbers. For these reasons, de-identification is performed using algorithms and software that are validated.

More Info

  • Title

    De-identification | Validated Algorithms and Software
  • Family

    System and Information Integrity
  • NIST 800-53B Baseline(s)

    • Related NIST 800-53 ID

    NIST 800-53A Assessment Guidance

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