Indirect Identifier

Indirect Identifier

Indirect identifiers include information that can be combined with other information to identify specific individuals, including, for example, a combination of gender, birth date, geographic indicator and other descriptors. Other examples of indirect identifiers include place of birth, race, religion, weight, activities, employment information, medical information, education information, and financial information. See also Direct Identifier.

For more information, see the SLDS Technical Brief: Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records.