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DISCLOSURE ANALYSIS

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Definition:
Disclosure analysis is the process of protecting the confidentiality of data. It involves limiting the amount of detailed information disseminated and/or masking data via noise addition, data swapping, generation of simulated or synthetic data, etc.

Source Publication:
United States Bureau of the Census, Software and Standards Management Branch, Systems Support Division, "Survey Design and Statistical Methodology Metadata", Washington D.C., August 1998, Section 3.3.17, page 28.

Cross References:
Confidentiality, data

Hyperlink:
http://www.census.gov/srd/www/metadata/metada18.pdf

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, January 29, 2004