GL 540, Green Library, MMC | HL 124, Glenn Hubert Library, BBC, Florida International University.

De-Identifying Your Data

De-Identifying Your Data

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De-Identifying Your Data 

February 23, 2022, 11am-12pm

Come learn about data de-identification approaches such as pseudonymization and anonymization so that you can accurately assess the de-identification technique best suited to your research data. We will provide an overview of relevant legislation and ethics associated with data privacy, ensuring that your data will be secure and in compliance with relevant requirements. In this workshop, we will:

  • discuss how to balance access and privacy concerns
  • explain various techniques for achieving de-identification of research data
  • cover various techniques such as sampling, masking, shuffling, substitution, etc.
  • show you how to avoid the risk of re-identification with your data
  • explore current software available to aid in de-identification, including pros, cons, and associated costs

About the presenter: 

Kelley Rowan is the Digital Archives Librarian in the Digital Collections Center at FIU. She serves as the ETD librarian, publishing all university theses and dissertations and manages various collections in dPanther, the digital repository. Her research interests include the science of survey creation, copyright, and privacy. Look for her recurring workshops on these topics through FIU’s Digital Scholar Studio.

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