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Avoiding the Jigsaw Effect: Experiences With Ministry of Justice Reoffending Data

Avoiding the Jigsaw Effect: Experiences With Ministry of Justice Reoffending Data
Avoiding the Jigsaw Effect: Experiences With Ministry of Justice Reoffending Data
This briefing paper describes an approach to testing anonymised data prior to online release, in order to minimise the possibility of jigsaw identification or disclosure from the data together with supplementary data. A research challenge was posed to students of three universities, who were able to test a data release. Their progress enabled statisticians to understand the vulnerabilities of the anonymised data in more detail, and to act in order to contain them. In this way, transparency and privacy remain compatible.
Privacy, transparency, anonymisation, anonymization, deanonymisation, deanonymization, jigsaw identification, data protection, sentencing, reoffending, crime, criminal justice
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O'Hara, Kieron
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O'Hara, Kieron, Whitley, Edgar and Whittall, Philip (2011) Avoiding the Jigsaw Effect: Experiences With Ministry of Justice Reoffending Data s.n.

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Abstract

This briefing paper describes an approach to testing anonymised data prior to online release, in order to minimise the possibility of jigsaw identification or disclosure from the data together with supplementary data. A research challenge was posed to students of three universities, who were able to test a data release. Their progress enabled statisticians to understand the vulnerabilities of the anonymised data in more detail, and to act in order to contain them. In this way, transparency and privacy remain compatible.

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Published date: December 2011
Keywords: Privacy, transparency, anonymisation, anonymization, deanonymisation, deanonymization, jigsaw identification, data protection, sentencing, reoffending, crime, criminal justice
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 273072
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/273072
PURE UUID: 499bf6ff-d391-49f0-bad7-3b0a1f5cc2b8
ORCID for Kieron O'Hara: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9051-4456

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Date deposited: 19 Dec 2011 13:19
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:50

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Author: Kieron O'Hara ORCID iD
Author: Edgar Whitley
Author: Philip Whittall

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