Restrictions on Data Access

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


Thus far, our focus has been on achieving confidentiality protection through SDL procedures, which as we know mask the data that are to be disseminated. This is the restricted data approach.1 As we noted in Chapters 1 and 2, a different but complementary approach is for the DSO to instead control the process of accessing and analyzing the data.2 Restricted access has the potential advantage for users who can subscribe to the DSO’s stipulations that they will often be able to obtain data that are richer than SDL masked data, typically with more geographical and temporal detail.3


Census Bureau Data User Restricted Access Disclosure Risk Safe Setting 
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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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