Privacy Protection through pseudonymisation in eHealth

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008;141:111-8.


The ISO TC215 WG4 pseudonymisation task group has produced in 2008 a first version of a technical specification for the application of pseudonymisation in Healthcare Informatics 0. This paper investigates the principles set out in the technical specification as well as its implications in eHealth. The technical specification starts out with a conceptual model and evolves from a theoretical model to a real life model by adding assumptions on the observability of personal data.

MeSH terms

  • Anonyms and Pseudonyms*
  • Computer Security
  • Confidentiality*
  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Internet*
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized / organization & administration*
  • Models, Theoretical