Information Security and the "Privacy Broker"

Information Security and the "Privacy Broker"

Michael Douma (Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement, USA) and Eduard J. Gamito (University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-987-8.ch054
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The term “privacy broker” describes a concept developed in 2004 to address important privacy issues in public health research. The privacy broker provides a combination of an information “firewall” between the research team and the study participants’ personal data, to protect the identity of study participants. It also provides a “masquerading” feature so that participants can be indirectly tracked or contacted, which allows for the collection of scientifically useful information over time.

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