De-identify data: Redacting with matched input values

Uses the Data Loss Prevention API to de-identify sensitive data in a string by redacting matched input values.

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Java

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud DLP, see the Cloud DLP Client Libraries.


import com.google.cloud.dlp.v2.DlpServiceClient;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.ContentItem;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.DeidentifyConfig;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.DeidentifyContentRequest;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.DeidentifyContentResponse;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.InfoType;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.InfoTypeTransformations;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.InfoTypeTransformations.InfoTypeTransformation;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.InspectConfig;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.LocationName;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.PrimitiveTransformation;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.RedactConfig;

public class DeIdentifyWithRedaction {

  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    String projectId = "your-project-id";
    String textToInspect =
        "My name is Alicia Abernathy, and my email address is aabernathy@example.com.";
    deIdentifyWithRedaction(projectId, textToInspect);
  }

  // Inspects the provided text.
  public static void deIdentifyWithRedaction(String projectId, String textToRedact) {
    // Initialize client that will be used to send requests. This client only needs to be created
    // once, and can be reused for multiple requests. After completing all of your requests, call
    // the "close" method on the client to safely clean up any remaining background resources.
    try (DlpServiceClient dlp = DlpServiceClient.create()) {
      // Specify the content to be inspected.
      ContentItem item = ContentItem.newBuilder().setValue(textToRedact).build();

      // Specify the type of info the inspection will look for.
      // See https://cloud.google.com/dlp/docs/infotypes-reference for complete list of info types
      InfoType infoType = InfoType.newBuilder().setName("EMAIL_ADDRESS").build();
      InspectConfig inspectConfig = InspectConfig.newBuilder().addInfoTypes(infoType).build();
      // Define type of deidentification.
      PrimitiveTransformation primitiveTransformation =
          PrimitiveTransformation.newBuilder()
              .setRedactConfig(RedactConfig.getDefaultInstance())
              .build();
      // Associate deidentification type with info type.
      InfoTypeTransformation transformation =
          InfoTypeTransformation.newBuilder()
              .addInfoTypes(infoType)
              .setPrimitiveTransformation(primitiveTransformation)
              .build();
      // Construct the configuration for the Redact request and list all desired transformations.
      DeidentifyConfig redactConfig =
          DeidentifyConfig.newBuilder()
              .setInfoTypeTransformations(
                  InfoTypeTransformations.newBuilder().addTransformations(transformation))
              .build();

      // Construct the Redact request to be sent by the client.
      DeidentifyContentRequest request =
          DeidentifyContentRequest.newBuilder()
              .setParent(LocationName.of(projectId, "global").toString())
              .setItem(item)
              .setDeidentifyConfig(redactConfig)
              .setInspectConfig(inspectConfig)
              .build();

      // Use the client to send the API request.
      DeidentifyContentResponse response = dlp.deidentifyContent(request);

      // Parse the response and process results
      System.out.println("Text after redaction: " + response.getItem().getValue());
    } catch (Exception e) {
      System.out.println("Error during inspectString: \n" + e.toString());
    }
  }
}

Python

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud DLP, see the Cloud DLP Client Libraries.

def deidentify_with_redact(
    project, input_str, info_types,
):
    """Uses the Data Loss Prevention API to deidentify sensitive data in a
    string by redacting matched input values.
    Args:
        project: The Google Cloud project id to use as a parent resource.
        input_str: The string to deidentify (will be treated as text).
        info_types: A list of strings representing info types to look for.
    Returns:
        None; the response from the API is printed to the terminal.
    """
    import google.cloud.dlp

    # Instantiate a client
    dlp = google.cloud.dlp_v2.DlpServiceClient()

    # Convert the project id into a full resource id.
    parent = f"projects/{project}"

    # Construct inspect configuration dictionary
    inspect_config = {"info_types": [{"name": info_type} for info_type in info_types]}

    # Construct deidentify configuration dictionary
    deidentify_config = {
        "info_type_transformations": {
            "transformations": [{"primitive_transformation": {"redact_config": {}}}]
        }
    }

    # Construct item
    item = {"value": input_str}

    # Call the API
    response = dlp.deidentify_content(
        request={
            "parent": parent,
            "deidentify_config": deidentify_config,
            "inspect_config": inspect_config,
            "item": item,
        }
    )

    # Print out the results.
    print(response.item.value)

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