IBM offers tool to mask private data

IBM this week announced a middleware tool that it said will enable users to access and analyze private information without revealing details that are off-limits to the users.

Called DB2 Anonymous Resolution, the software will let organizations - most likely in the financial services, health care and retail markets - share and compare data for study, but will keep sensitive information such as a person’s identity masked. For instance, with a patient’s identity or other personal information cloaked, public health care organizations can collaborate on medical research, yet avoid violating regulatory privacy requirements.

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