This list of de-identification requirements from “Scientific Writing In Health & Medicine” reads like an anti-DOXX kit.

This list of de-identification requirements from “Scientific Writing In Health & Medicine” reads like an anti-DOXX kit.
 
De-identification Requirements for Public Medical Information
Identifiers of an individual (including relatives, employers, or household members) to be removed:
1. Names
2. All geographic subdivisions smaller than a state, including street address, city, county, precinct, ZIP
code, and their equivalent geocodes, except for the initial three digits of the ZIP code if, the geographic
unit formed by combining all ZIP codes with the same three initial digits contains more than 20,000
people; and the initial three digits of a ZIP code for all geographic units containing 20,000 or less is
changed to 000.
3. All elements of dates (except year) for dates that are directly related to an individual, including birth
date, admission date, discharge date, death date, and all ages over 89 and all elements of dates
(including year) indicative of such age, except that such ages and elements may be aggregated into a
single category of age 90 or older
4. Telephone numbers
5. Fax numbers
6. Email addresses
7. Social security numbers
8. Medical record numbers
9. Health plan beneficiary numbers
10. Account numbers
11. Certificate/license numbers
12. Vehicle identifiers and serial numbers, including license plate numbers
13. Device identifiers and serial numbers
14. Web Universal Resource Locators (URLs)
15. Internet Protocol (IP) addresses
16. Biometric identifiers, including finger and voice prints
17. Full-face photographs and any comparable images
18. Any other unique identifying number, characteristic, or code, except as permitted by item 3 above

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