Stephen E. Fienberg

Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science and
       in the Center for Automated Learning and Discovery     and
       the  Center for Computer and Communications Security.

Carnegie Mellon University


Some Links to Pages on Prvacy, Confidentiality and Disclosure Limitation

ASA Webpage on Privacy and Confidentiality

National Institute of Statistica Sciences Digital Government II Project:
Data Confidentialty, Data Quality and Data Integration for Federal Databases.

Statistics Sweden Workshop on microdata

Carnegy Mellon Computer Science Privacy Technology Center


Selected Recent Papers on Disclosure Limitation and Confidentiality:

Fienberg, S.E.  (1994).  "Conflicts Between the Needs for Access to Statistical Information and Demands for Confidentiality," Journal of Official Statistics, 10,  115-132   http://www.jos.nu/Articles/abstract.asp?article=102115

Fienberg, S.E. and Willenborg,  L.C.R.J. (1998). "Introduction to the Special Issue:  Disclosure limitation  methods for protecting the confidentiality of statistical data," Journal of Official Statistics, 14,  337-345.

Fienberg, S.E. and Makov, U.E. (1998). "Confidentiality, uniqueness and disclosure limitation for categorical data,"  Journal of Official Statistics, 14,  385-397.

Fienberg, S.E., Makov, U.E., and Steele, R.J. (1998). "Disclosure limitation using perturbation and related methods for categorical data,'' Journal of Official Statistics, 14,  485-511(With discussion by  P. Kooiman and a response.)

 For a pdf version of these and other papers on disclosure limitation methodology by Fienberg and several others, see the web-based version of the special issue of the  Journal of Official Statistics, 14, No. 4, 1998.
Dobra, A. and Fienberg, S.E. (2000).  "Bounds for cell entries in contingency tables given marginal totals and decomposable graphs," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 97, No. 22, 11885-11892.  For a pdf version of this paper, click here.

Fienberg, S.E. (2000).  "Confidentiality and data protection through disclosure limitation: Evolving principles and technical advances, Presented at  the IAOS Conference on  Statistics, Development, and Human Rights, Montreux, Switzerland. Reprinted in  The Philippine  Statistician,49, 1-12. For a microsoft word version of this paper, click here.

Fienberg, S.E. (2001).  "Statistical perspectives on confidentiality and data access in public health," Statistics in Medicine, 20, 1347-1356.     For a pdf version of this paper, click here.

Fienberg, S.E., Makov, U.E., Meyer, M.M., and Steele, R.J.  (2001). ``Computing the exact distribution for a multi-way contingency table conditional on its marginal totals,'' In A.K.M.E. Saleh, ed., Data Analysis from Statistical Foundations: A Festschrift in Honor of the 75th Birthday of D. A. S. Fraser , Nova Science Publishers, Huntington, NY, 145-165.

Dobra, A. and Fienberg, S.E. (2001).  "Bounds for cell entries in contingency tables induced by fixed marginal totals with applications to disclosure limitation,"   Statistical Journal of the United Nations ECE, 18, 363-371.    For a pdf version of this paper,  click here.

Fienberg, S.E. and Makov, U.E.  (2001). ``Uniqueness and disclosure risk: Urn models and simulation,''  In Bayesian Methods With Applications to Science, Policy and Official Statistics (Selected papers from  ISBA 2000),  Monographs in Official Statistics, Eurostat, 135--144 (with U.E. Makov). A copy is availble from the ISBA website:  http://www.stat.cmu.edu/ISBA/index.html.

    An expanded version appeared in Research on Official Statistics, 4, (2001), 23--40.

Duncan, G.T.,  Fienberg, S.E.,  Krishnan,  R.,Padman, R.  and Roehrig, S.F. (2001). "Disclosure Limitation Methods and Information Loss  for Tabular Data."  In Confidentiality, Disclosure and Data Access:  Theory and Practical Applications for Statistical Agencies.  (P. Doyle, J. Lane, J. Theeuwes, and L. Zayatz, eds.), Elsevier, 135--166.  Prepublication version available  from http://www.niss.org/dg/technicalreports.html .

Karr, A.F.,  Dobra, A.,  Sanil, A.P., Fienberg, S.E. (2002). "Software Systems for Tabular Data Releases."  International Journal on Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems.  10, 529-544.  For a pdf version of this paper click here.

Trottini, M. and  Fienberg, S.E. (2002). "Modelling User Uncertainty for Disclosure Risk and Data Utility."  International Journal on Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems, 10, 511-528. For a pdf version of this paper  click here.

Dobra, A.,  Fienberg, S.E., and Trottini , M. (2003).  "Assessing the Risk of Disclosure of Confidential Categorical Data."   In J. Bernardo et al., eds., Bayesian Statistics 7,  Proceedings of the Seventh Valencia International Meeting on Bayesian Statistics, Oxford University Press.  For a pdf draft version of this paper, click here.

Dobra, A. and Fienberg, S.E. (2003).  "Bounding entries in multi-way contingency tables given a set of marginal totals," Foundations of Statistical Inference:  Proceedings of the Shoresh Conference 2000, (Y. Haitovsky, H.R. Lerche, and Y. Ritov, eds.), Phisica-Verlag, 3-16.  For a pdf version of this paper, click here.

Dobra, A,   Erosheva, E.A., and  Fienberg, S.E.  (2003).  Disclosure Limitation Methods Based on Bounds for Large Contingency Tables With  Application to Disability  Data.  In H. Bozdogan, ed., Statistical Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery,  Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 93-116.  For a pdf copy, click here.

Trottini, M., Fienberg, S.E.,  Makov, U. E. and  Meyer, M.M. (2004) .Additive noise and multiplicative bias as disclosure limitation techniques for continuous microdata: A simulation study,''  Journal of Computational Methods for Science and Engineering, 4, 5-16.  For a copy, click here.

Fienberg, S.E.  and McIntyre, J. (2004). "Data Swapping: Variations on a Theme by Dalenius and Reiss," In Privacy in Statistical Databases:  PSD 2004 Proceedings (Josep Domingo-Ferrer and Vicenç Torra, eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3050, Springer-Verlag, 14-29. For a pdf copy, click here.

Fienberg, S.E.  and Slavkovic, A.B.  (2004).  Making the Release of Confidentisl Data FromMulti-way  Tables Count,"  Chance, 17(3), 5-10.  For a pdf copy, click here.

Slavkovic, A.B. and  Fienberg, S.E.  (2004). "Bounds for Cell Entries in Two-Way Tables Given Conditional Relative Frequencies," In Privacy in Statistical Databases:  PSD 2004 Proceedings (Josep Domingo-Ferrer and Vicenç Torra, eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3050, Springer-Verlag, 30-43. For a pdf copy, click here.

Fienberg, S.E.  (2004).  "Datamining and Disclosure Limitation for Categorical Statistical Databases.  IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, Workshop on Privacy and Confidentiality, Brighton, England.  For a pdf copy, click here.

Slavkovic, A.B. and Fienberg, S.E.  (2005) "Preserving the Confidentiality of Categorical Statistical Data Bases When Releasing Information for Association Rules,"  Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, forthcoming.  For a copy, click here

Fienberg, S.E. (2005).  Confidentiality, privacy and disclosure limitation," In  Encyclopedia of Social Measurement, Academic Press, Volume 1, 463-469. For a pdf copy, click here.
 




Last updated:  9/1/05.