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2:00 eastern DNT session -- DeID and then Swire discusses general path forward

From: Peter Swire <peter@peterswire.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:48:56 -0800
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Hello DNT folks:

We reconvene shortly at 2:00 p.m. eastern.  The initial segment will be a read-out on the de-identification small groups, with outline below.

After that, I will take some time to lay out a general path forward on the compliance spec.  This will include discussion of the specifics of a number of topics in the bare-bones spec, taken together as a integrated overall approach on how to proceed.


Working group read-out:

Q: what term to use?

            large consensus to use “de-identified” rather than “unlinkable”

            Q: FTC text as base language?

            a lot of support for that, at least as strong presumption

            similar to DAA language

            similar to EU practice

            issue: need to “promise” separately vs. say “won’t” reID as part of overall DNT standard

            Q: Use cases that don’t qualify as “de-identified”?

            1. UD-ID on smartphone – not deID

            2. File contains explicit PII – not deID

            3. URL history, does contain some identifier (phone, email) – not deID

            4. URL history, but not sure what’s in it, and no reasonably justified confidence that identifiers removed – not deID

            Q: Create separate category in standard for “pseudonymized”?

            no group showed clear support for building/defining this category into the standard

            possible non-normative language about role for organizational/administrative controls to complement technical controls

Professor Peter P. Swire
C. William O'Neill Professor of Law
    Ohio State University
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