De-identifiable data is a type of personal data that has been modified in such a way that it no longer allows for the identification of an individual. This is often done by removing or altering specific pieces of information that could be used to identify someone, such as their name, address, social security number, or other unique identifiers.
De-identifiable data is still considered personal data under many data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the United States. However, it may be subject to less stringent data protection requirements compared to fully identifiable data.
De-identifiable data is often used in research, analytics, and other data-driven activities that require access to large sets of personal data but without the need for identifying specific individuals.