The Data Class File Masking Job wizard in IRI Workbench protects large numbers of structured file sources that have been previously classified. While it was possible to use the data classes in many of the existing wizards, if the data class library included a lot of classified fields, selection of the classified sources was cumbersome.
The Directory Data Class Search wizard in IRI Workbench (WB) matches data in structured files within one or more directories to configured data classes. The search process compares the matchers in the data classes with the data in those files to determine the best match, if any.
Quasi-identifiers, or indirect identifiers, are personal attributes that are true about, but not necessarily unique, to an individual. Examples are one’s age or date of birth, race, salary, educational attainment, occupation, marital status and zip code.
Editors Note, Q2’19: In addition to the method described below, there is now also available to IRI FieldShield (data masking product) or IRI Voracity (data management platform) users a Data Class Database Masking wizard, which can be used if you have pre-classified your data.