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pseudonymization

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  a particular type of de-identification that both removes the association with a data subject and adds an association between a particular set of characteristics relating to the data subject and one or more pseudonyms. Typically, pseudonymization is implemented by replacing direct identifiers with a pseudonym, such as a randomly generated value.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8053 (ISO/TS 25237:2008 - Adapted)