Discussion of Presentations on Statistical Disclosure Methodology

Stephen E. Fienberg


This is a discussion of two presentations at the ``Seminar on New Directions in Statistical Methodology,'' sponsored by the Council of Professional Associations in Federal Statistics. The first presentation, by George Duncan, gave an overview of a report, Private Lives and Public Policies, prepared by a panel of the Committee on National Statistics at the National Research Council. The second, by Nancy Kirkendall, described materials in a recently issued working paper of the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology on Statistical Disclosure Limitation Methodology.

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