Failed Anonymisation: Medical Records in Massachusetts – Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Are anonymised medical records really anonymous? Professor Martyn Thomas CBE shows how easy it is to re-identify individuals through their medical records.
This is an extract from the full-length lecture by Professor Martyn Thomas, “Big Data: The Broken Promise of Anonymisation”: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/big-data-the-broken-promise-of-anonymisation
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