Masking Microdata Files

  title={Masking Microdata Files},
  author={Jay J. Kim and William E. Winkler}
Government agencies collect many types of data, but due to confidentiality restrictions, use of the microdata is often limited to sworn agents working on secure computer systems at those agencies. These restrictions can severely affect public policy decisions made at one agency that has access to nonconfidential summary statistics only. This necessitates creation of microdata which not only meets the confidentiality requirements but also has sufficient utility. This paper describes a general… CONTINUE READING
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