One of the primary uses of IRI FieldShield is to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data in database or flat-file columns. FieldShield relies on a passphrase to derive a symmetrical encryption key used at encryption and decryption time.
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.
Adding ‘random noise’ to data through blurring or perturbation is a data common anonymization requirement for researchers and marketers of protected health information (PHI) seeking to comply with the HIPAA Expert Determination Method security rule.