DIMACS Working Group on Challenges for Cryptographers in Health Data Privacy
June 30, 2004
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University
Presented under the auspices of the
Special Focus on Communication Security and Information Privacy and
- Benny Pinkas, HP Labs, benny.pinkas at hp.com
- Kobbi Nissim, Microsoft Research, kobbi at microsoft.com
Special Focus on Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology.
Larry Cox, CDC
Title: Privacy and Statistical Data
I will give a quick overview of the following:
- (1) the need for data collectors/disseminators to keep data provided by individuals for statistical purposes hidden from prying eyes, and the concept of statistical disclosure;
- (2) typology of statistical data products released by government statistical agencies and similar organizations and their vulnerability to disclosure;
- (3) intruder behavior;
- (4) defining disclosure quantitatively; and,
- (5) methods for disclosure limitation and their weaknesses.
I will suggest (or at least initiate a discussion towards) problems that appear amenable to cryptographic solutions or analysis.
Contacting the Center
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