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Abstract Details

Activity Number: 109
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Monday, August 2, 2010 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Social Statistics Section
Abstract - #305992
Title: Can You Maintain Confidentiality and Have Useful Data at the Same Time?
Author(s): Michael Link*+ and Jennifer Madans*+ and Elaine Murakami*+ and Marilyn Seastrom*+ and John Thompson*+
Companies: The Nielsen Company and National Center for Health Statistics and Federal Highway Administration and National Center for Education Statistics and NORC
Address: 3784 Ardsley Ct, Marietta, GA, 30062, USA , , , , , , Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, , , , , ,
Keywords: Confidentiality ; survey ; census ; linking

One of the largest issues facing those in the public and private sectors collecting survey and census data is the need to maintain confidentiality and deliver useful information. Clearly public trust has declined substantially in the past few decades. At the same time, the need to better understand the economy, our social structure, along with medical information for health purposes has increased dramatically. The panelists will explore how confidentiality is maintained under various scenarios of data collection. These will include the implications of data linking; the need to protect DNA information; analyzing small area data; federal statistical agency cooperation; and using secure remote access locations.

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