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Assessing disclosure risk for record linkage

Skinner, Chris, (2008) Assessing disclosure risk for record linkage Domingo-Ferrer, Josep and Saygin, Yücel (eds.) In Privacy in Statistical Databases. Springer., pp. 166-176. (doi:10.1007/978-3-540-87471-3_14).

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An intruder seeks to match a microdata file to an external file using a record linkage technique. The identification risk is defined as the probability that a match is correct. The nature of this probability and its estimation is explored. Some connections are made to the literature on disclosure risk based on the notion of population uniqueness.

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Published date: September 2008
Venue - Dates: UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy International Conference, 2008-09-24 - 2008-09-26
Keywords: identification, log-linear model, match, misclassification, uniqueness


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ISBN: 9783540874706
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Date deposited: 24 Oct 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:17

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Author: Chris Skinner
Editor: Josep Domingo-Ferrer
Editor: Yücel Saygin

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