Whether it’s HIPAA, GDPR, or CCPA, the presence of PII or PHI in a data set can render it virtually unusable.

Did you know that there is a 85% probability of identifying a patient in the US healthcare system just by using a combination of date of birth, gender and zip code? That said, when looking for a big data management platform, it goes without saying, you need one with rigorous privacy management for sensitive data.

Here are 5 tips on what your Big Data Management Platform should be capable of:

  1. Most important is a platform that incorporates privacy by design. Privacy by add-on and bolt-on security measures result in poor governance and privacy management. 
  2. Sensitivity labels (such as PII, PI, secret, etc.) should be assigned to all data and should follow data through transformations.
  3. It is vital to have advanced de-identification of data and assessment tools to evaluate the risk of re-identification.
  4. Queries should be governed by built-in Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC), the same approach used by the military. ABAC is the only way to scale the access needs of a diverse community across vast data sets. 
  5. Strong encryption of all data ensures that nobody can end-run the system and gain access to sensitive data sets. 

The PHEMI Central data management platform offers military-grade privacy. Plus, with privacy by design, data is protected with a granularity down to a single cell in a grid, all without impacting performance. Making it simple for you to securely and safely unlock the value of your data, regardless of sensitivity. Your data moves from a big investment, into a big asset.

By: K. Scott Morisson, PHEMI CTO

Learn more about how PHEMI’s turnkey data management platform will help you get closer to privacy compliance and reach insights faster. 

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