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ERIC Number: ED560923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Data De-Identification: An Overview of Basic Terms
Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy)
This 2014 document is intended to assist early intervention service programs and providers and preschool special education programs and agencies in maintaining compliance with privacy and confidentiality requirements under IDEA [Individuals with Disabilities Education Act] and FERPA [Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act]. It reviews the terminology used to describe data de-identification as well as related concepts and approaches; provides general best practice de-identification strategies for different types of data and statistical techniques that can be used to protect children against data disclosures; and identifies additional resources on applicable IDEA and FERPA requirements.
Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy). 333 Ravenswood Avenue BS 140, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Tel: 650-859-3881; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Grant or Contract Numbers: H373Z120002