Why Statistical Confidentiality?

  • George T. DuncanEmail author
  • Mark Elliot
  • Juan-José Salazar-González
Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS)


Confirming statistical confidentiality as vital to the stewardship of personal data, the United Nations set out Principle 6 of its Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics: Individual data collected by statistical agencies for statistical compilation, whether they refer to natural or legal persons, are to be strictly confidential and used exclusively for statistical purposes. Data stewardship is active on two fronts:


Statistical Purpose Disclosure Risk American Indian Youth National Statistical Office Confidentiality Concern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George T. Duncan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mark Elliot
    • 2
  • Juan-José Salazar-González
    • 3
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversitySanta FeUSA
  2. 2.University of ManchesterManchesterUK
  3. 3.University of La LagunaLa LagunaSpain

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