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Editor-Anderson states that the Icelandic health database will not be
personally unidentifiable. According to the Icelandic act on the health sector
database (1) its goal is to allow the design and use of a central database
with unidentifiable health data for the purpose of increasing knowledge to
benefit health and health services.
Anderson says that he evaluated the design of the database for the
Icelandic Medical Association. I don't know how he could evaluate something
that has not been designed yet. Icelandic law insists that it will be
unidentifiable and that law will be enforced. If it is technically
impossible to build an unidentifiable database it will not be built.