Collecting and Associating Data
2010 (English)Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
The present invention relates to a method and system for collecting human migration data into a database, comprising the steps of receiving information regarding the spatial movement, here called a path, or stationary position, here called a station, of a mobile device in a communication network, from the same communication network, and associating information or a sequence of information that represents a path or a station, here called a signal, with previously collected specific information regarding an individual associated with the mobile device. The inventive method specifically comprises the steps of de-identifying the information by deleting all information that can uniquely identify the mobile device or the individual from the signal and from the specific information, and storing the signal together with the specific information in the database, the signal and personal information thus being associated with each other and stored without any information that can uniquely identify the mobile device or the individual.
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Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132846OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-132846DiVA: diva2:955400
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