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McLaughlin CC. Confidentiality protection in publicly released central cancer registry data. J. Reg Manag. 2002; 84-88

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Document is Copyright © National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA), Journal of Registry Management.

This is an excellent overview of the issues involved in confidentiality protection and a review of the basic methods used to reduce to risk of disclosure in public-use data files. The article starts by defining the different types of disclosure and discusses the possible disclosure risks with release of both microdata and tabular data. For each, it provides descriptions of the main methods available to minimize risk of disclosure.