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CONFIDENTIALITY

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Definition:
Data confidentiality is a property of data, usually resulting from legislative measures, which prevents it from unauthorized disclosure.

Context:
In SDMX, "Confidentiality" refers to the legislative measures or other formal provision which prevent unauthorised disclosure of data that identify a moral or physical person either directly or indirectly. Also refers to the procedures in place to prevent disclosure of confidential data, including rules applying to staff, aggregation rules when disseminating data, provision of unit records, etc.

Source Publication:
Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE), "Terminology on Statistical Metadata", Conference of European Statisticians Statistical Standards and Studies, No. 53, Geneva, 2000.

Cross References:
Confidential data
Disclosure analysis
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX)

Hyperlink:
http://www.unece.org/stats/publications/53metadaterminology.pdf

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, March 08, 2006