An approach is provided for de-personalizing data. Content from a data source is retrieved in response to a request by a user. A rule for masking data (e.g., web data) is determined, wherein the rule is specified in a profile associated with the user. A search, within the content, for data that satisfy the rule is performed. The data that satisfy the rule is masked. The content is then modified with the masked data for delivery to the user.

Title
Method and apparatus for rule-based masking of data
Application Number
11/839802
Publication Number
20090048997
Application Date
August 16, 2007
Publication Date
February 19, 2009
Inventor
Ramanjaneyulu Rmanjaneyulu Padegal
SA Vetha Manickam
Agent
Patent Management Group
VA, US
Agent
Verizon
VA, US
Assignee
Verizon Data Services India Private
IPC
G06F 17/00
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