Researchers re-identify patients from a de-identified patient data set published by the Australian government

The Australian government published a de-identified open health data set in the past, which contained the patient data of a subset of the Australian population.  РThe de-identification process  involved not just stripping direct identifiers, but also adding some inaccuracies to the data set. However, the data set was still at the person-level.

Researchers have been able to successfully re-identify some patients.

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