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This page is dedicated to the Work Session on Statistical Data Confidentiality, which will take place on 20-22 September 2017 in Skopje.

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Topic 1: Utility and disclosure risk in anonymised data

Mahalanobis distance-based record linkage revisitedKrish Muralidhar (University of Oklahoma)Paper | Presentation
Investigating New Methods for Creating Anonymized Microdata Based on Japanese Census DataShinsuke Ito (Chuo University)Paper | Presentation

Empirical Comparison of Anonymization Methods Regarding Their Risk-Utility Trade-Off

Sara Ricci (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)Paper | Presentation
A Study of the Impact of Synthetic Data Generation Techniques on Data Utility using the 1991 UK Samples of Anonymised RecordsJennifer Taub (University of Manchester)Paper | Presentation
Measures for information loss in protected dataMira Todorova (State Statistical Office, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)Paper | Presentation

Topic 2: Microdata and output protection

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A new shiny GUI for sdcMicroBernhard Meindl (Statistics Austria)Paper | Presentation
Genetic algorithms for matrix representations and their application to synthetic data
Mark Elliot (University of Manchester)Paper | Presentation
Recognising real people in synthetic microdata: risk mitigation and impact on utilityBeata Nowok (University of Edinburgh)Paper | Presentation
A unified approach to the assessment of both identification and attribution riskDuncan Smith (University of Manchester)Paper | Presentation


Topic 3: Confidentiality of big data and special types of data

Data confidentiality and statistical registers in the Macedonian statistical systemMirjana Boshnjak (State Statistical Office, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)Paper | Presentation
Tabular Data anonymization with Big Data tools. (Secondary Cell Suppression via Tabu search)Said Khadraoui (Secure Data Access Center)Paper | Presentation
Location related risk and utilityPeter-Paul de Wolf (Statistics Netherlands)Paper | Presentation


Topic 4: Access to microdata

Secure Research Access in the UK - The Five SafesPeter Stokes (Office for National Statistics, the United Kingdom)Paper | Presentation
Best international practices in local contextsNatalia Volkow (INEGI, Mexico)Paper | Presentation
Evolution of Statistics Canada Research Data Centers usersDonna Dosman (Statistics Canada)Paper | Presentation
On-site Service and Safe Output Checking in JapanRyo Kikuchi (National Statistics Center / Nippon Telegraph and Telephone)Paper | Presentation
Digital act in France: impact on public statisticsMichel Isnard (INSEE)Paper | Presentation
A Proposal of a Simple and Secure Statistical Processing System using Secret SharingKiyomi Shirakawa (Hitotsubashi University / National Statistics Center)Paper | Presentation
Designing confidentiality trainingFelix Ritchie (University of the West of England)Paper | Presentation


Topic 5: Methods and tools for tabular data protection

Statistical Confidentiality in the European Business StatisticsAleksandra Bujnowska (Eurostat)Paper | Presentation
Center of Excellence on Statistical Disclosure ControlMaël Buron (INSEE)Paper | Presentation
Establishing an Automated Confidentiality Service in Statistics New ZealandAntony Gomez (Statistics New Zealand)Paper | Presentation
Harmonization of the protection of social statistics at Statistics FinlandMiika Honkala (Statistics Finland)Paper | Presentation
On using an improved Benders method for cell suppressionDaniel Baena Mirabete (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)Paper | Presentation
Constrained optimisation for tabular suppression in the Australian Bureau of StatisticsBernadette Fox (Australian Bureau of Statistics)Paper | Presentation
Disclosure control that accounts for survey realities: assessing the risk using G-ConfidPeter Wright (Statistics Canada)Paper | Presentation

Topic 6: Census 2021 - Confidentiality issues

Testing CTA as Additivity Module for Perturbed Census 2021 EU Hypercube DataSarah Giessing and Tobias Enderle (Destatis,Germany)Paper | Presentation
The European Census Hub 2011 Hypercubes - Norwegian SDC ExperiencesJohan Heldal (Statistics Norway)Paper | Presentation
The Modernization of Statistical Disclosure Limitation at the U.S. Census BureauAref Dajani (U.S. Census Bureau)Paper | Presentation
Statistical disclosure control considerations of publishing data on grid squares and territorial units in the application STAGEJunos Lukan (Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia)Paper | Presentation
Creation of synthetic microdata in 2021 Census Transformation Programme (proof of concept)Robert Rendell (Office for National Statistics, the United Kingdom)Paper | Presentation
Secure statistical computation system on encrypted data: An empirical study of secure regression analysis for official statisticsSatoshi Takahashi (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, Japan)Paper | Presentation
Progress towards a table builder with in-built disclosure control for 2021 CensusKeith Spicer (Office for National Statistics, the United Kingdom)Paper | Presentation


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