The action of reattaching identifying characteristics to pseudonymized or de-identified data (see De-identification and Pseudonymization). Often invoked as a “risk of re-identification” or “re-identification risk,” which refers to nullifying the de-identification actions previously applied to data (see De-identification).
In this paper for NIST, Simson Garfinkel provides an overview of de-identification issues and terminology. It summarizes significant publications to date involving de-identification and re-identification. Click To View (PDF) ...