Using lessons from health care to protect the privacy of library users: Guidelines for the de-identification of library data based on HIPAA

Abstract

While libraries have employed policies to protect the data about use of their services, these policies are rarely specific or standardized. Since 1996 the U.S. healthcare system has been grappling with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which is designed to provide those handling personal health information with standardized… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/asi.20600

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