External Link - Source: The New York Times
Your medical records might be used for scientific research. But don’t worry, you’re told — personally identifying data were removed.
Information about you gathered by the Census Bureau might be made public. But don’t worry — it, too, has been “anonymized.”
On Tuesday, scientists showed that all this information may not be as anonymous as promised. The investigators developed a method to re-identify individuals from just bits of what were supposed to be anonymous data.