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Grant helps professors create data-masking technology to ease tension between research needs and privacy laws

03.01.2012
Medical researchers often contend with a competing requirement when it comes to progress: protecting privacy. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), healthcare providers, health insurers and healthcare clearinghouses often have to obtain additional documentation before disclosing health information to outside parties, making researchers’ data collection practices cumbersome.

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