Student Data and De-Identification: Understanding De-Identification of Education Records and Related Requirements of FERPA

Organization: Future of Privacy Forum
Author: Brenda Leong and Reg Leichty
Published: August 5, 2015

This paper provides an overview of the different tools used to de-identify data to various degrees, based on the type of information involved, and the determined risk of unintended disclosure of individual identity. Proper data de-identification requires technical knowledge and expertise as well as knowledge of, and adherence to, industry best practice.