Commit 6598fea2 authored by Bengfort's avatar Bengfort
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rename privacy to pseudonyms

parent a33e2784
......@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ Welcome to Castellum's documentation!
overview
features
roles
privacy
pseudonyms
security
faqs
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Privacy
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At its core, Castellum is about splitting a subject's data into little pieces.
On the one hand this means that users can only access the pieces that are
necessary for them. On the other hand this means that castellum contains the
necessary information to put all the pieces back together, e.g. so it can be
deleted on request.
Contact data
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Pseudonyms
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Contact details are stored in Castellum itself. This means that anyone who
wants to get in contact with a subject needs to go through castellum.
Scientific data should never be stored with a subject's name. Instead,
Castellum provides pseudonyms that can be used to link the data back to the
subject. Anyone who wants to get in contact with a subject should have to go
through castellum.
.. warning::
Traces of contact data can also exist in the systems that are used for
communication, e.g. email servers or payment providers.
Pseudonyms
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Scientific data should never be stored with a subject's name. Instead,
Castellum automatically generates and stores random pseudonyms that can be used
to link the data back to the subject.
.. note::
An alternative approach for generating pseudonyms would be to calculate an
encrypted hash over immutable, subject-related information (e.g. name, date
......@@ -62,7 +46,7 @@ use a single domain for all bio samples. Or you could use separate domains for
blood, saliva, stool, ….
Using study pseudonyms
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Whenever you collect data in the context of a study, it should be stored with a
study pseudonym. Pseudonyms can also be printed on questionnaires or passed to
......@@ -80,7 +64,7 @@ Relevant guides:
.. _general-domains:
Using pseudonyms from general domains
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Central repositories (e.g. for bio samples or IQ scores) often store data that
is not related to a specific study. In these cases, you can use pseudonyms from
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