Researchers (epidemiologists, biostatisticians, medical informatics and health systems scientists, etc.), analytic professionals (from business, marketing, pharmaceutical industry, etc.) and the privacy officers/managers who supervise such staff will benefit from this short course. Technical and management personnel in the pharmaceutical and healthcare information industries will find the course particularly useful. Participants with some prior background in mathematics, statistics, and data/information management will find this course most useful. Knowledge of SAS statistical software will be helpful for following the in-class computer instruction, but participants with experience in other statistical packages should also be able to follow the statistical disclosure analyses examples.