Privacy Analytics provides professional training services to help build expertise and deploy de-identification software.

COURSE: BUILDING DE-IDENTIFICATION EXPERTISE

Privacy Analytics provides a four step program to building a defensible methodology for de-identifying data in your organization:

1

Re-identification Risk Management Methodology Course

2

Privacy Analytics Hands-on Workshops: Practical de-identification work on real data using the Privacy Analytics software

3

Build Anonymization Experience: Assistance provided by remote coaching

4

Write (and pass) methodology exam

Upon successfully de-identifying 2 datasets under Privacy Analytics’ direction, you will have acquired the necessary training and skills to perform de-identification using a statistical approach (in the US, known as the HIPAA Expert Determination method).

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It’s insurance that we’re not going to inadvertently make a disclosure that we shouldn’t.
- Dr. Ann Sprague, Better Outcomes Registry Network (BORN) Scientific Manager

HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

Privacy Analytics trainers work shoulder to shoulder with participants to build de-identification solutions for actual datasets of the client’s choosing. Hands-on workshops are organized in a series of four day on-site sessions ranging within one to three week time frames.

1

Throughout the workshops, the material from the Methodology Course is reviewed and then put into practice

2

How to use the risk determination questionnaire to determine the appropriate re-identification risk threshold

3

How to use Privacy Analytics software – basic functions of the software are taught so that participants can:

  • Classify variables
  • Import/Export data
  • Measure risk
  • Apply data masking
  • Apply de-identification data transformations

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Privacy-enhancing tools like these, that embrace privacy by design, will ensure the continued availability of personal health information for valuable secondary purposes that benefit us all.
- Dr. Ann Cavoukian, former Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario, Canada

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