“Confidentiality Protection and Physical Safeguards: A Review”
Lars Vilhuber, PhD
Confidentiality protection is a multi-layered concept, involving statistical (cryptographic) methods and physical safeguards. When providing access to researchers (both internal to the agency and external academic), a tension arises between the level of trust vis-à-vis the researcher, the statistical disclosure limitation applied to the data visible to the researcher; and the physical access mechanisms used by the researcher. This presentation will review systems used by national and private research organizations around the world, putting them into the relevant legal and societal context.
Our paper “Utility Cost of Formal Privacy for Releasing National Employer-Employee Statistics” (Samuel Haney, Ashwin Machanavajjhala, John Abowd, Matthew Graham, Mark Kutzbach and Lars Vilhuber) will be presented at SIGMOD 2017.
(link to preprint forthcoming)
The conference: The annual ACM SIGMOD/PODS conference is a leading international forum for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences. The conference includes a fascinating technical program with research and industrial talks, tutorials, demos, and focused workshops. It also hosts a poster session to learn about innovative technology, an industrial exhibition to meet companies and publishers, and a careers-in-industry panel with representatives from leading companies.
Vilhuber presents on “Confidentiality Protection and Physical Safeguards“. Presentation file is available at http://hdl.handle.net/1813/51487
Vilhuber participates in a workshop by Latin American government and research analysts and data providers, regarding the potential secure use of firm microdata.