||Setting an Agenda for Research in the Federal Statistical System: Needs for Statistical Disclosure Limitation Procedures.
Cox, L. H. ;
Zayatz, L. V. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC.
||23 Apr 93
Statistical data ;
Privacy Act ;
Computer privacy ;
Federal agencies ;
Data processing security
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Many federal agencies conduct surveys and censuses of the nation's population and institutions under a pledge of confidentiality. They must then publicly release the gathered information in such a way that responses are not disclosed. The information may be published in the form of microdata or of tabular data, and, for each form, there are strategies for protecting the data. More research into disclosure limitation for microdata and tabular data is needed to ensure that agencies release as much valuable information as possible without violating the confidentiality pledge. The paper contains an agenda for the research.