Why de-Indentifying journalistic sources matter

Journalists today have vast amounts of data sources to draw from. With that comes responsibility to handle personal information appropriately, and when necessary to anonymize or shield it – and to make sure it can’t be re-identified.

First is to determine which data is most important to protect then determine which methods to use. This can include de-identification, pseudonymization, data aggregation, data redaction, and adding statistical noise.