Beiwe Data Privacy and Security

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Key security aspects of the Beiwe Research Platform

  • Participant names are coded with a unique 8-character Beiwe Participant ID.
  • Participants will login to the Beiwe smartphone application with their unique ID and password.
  • All data collection is tied to the 8-character Beiwe Participant ID (no identifiers like participant name or contact information), and only clinical research collaborators will have access to the master key, which will be stored securely.
  • All data is encrypted in transit and at rest. The application will not store data on the participants’ mobile device in an unencrypted form.
  • Audio recordings (voice surveys) will be encrypted once recording is complete.
  • Indirect identifiers (telephone numbers and IP addresses) will be hashed using an industry recognized strong hashing algorithm, which renders all data unidentifiable.
  • No identifiable data will be stored on the mobile device. All identifiers, except audio recordings (voice surveys), will be rendered innocuous by hashing.