Definitions Edit

Data linkage is

[b]ringing together two separately recorded pieces of information concerning a particular individual, family, provider, facility, or other record subject.[1]
[a] technique that involves bringing together and analysing data from a variety of sources, typically data that relates to the same individual.[2]

References Edit

  1. Health Data in the Information Age: Use, Disclosure, and Privacy, at 240.
  2. Anonymisation: Managing Data Protection Risk, Code of Practice, App. 1, Glossary, at 48.

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