Make it a Bit Fuzzy

De-identification methods help reduce the risk that patients whose information is housed in a database can be re-identified, according to a new study.

Researchers from the Cancer Registry of Norway applied both k-anonymization and a fuzzy factor to a set of nearly 5.7 million records from more than 911,000 women in the Norwegian Cervical Cancer Screening Program.

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