Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.6.55.001 - Tasmanian Statistical News, Dec 2010
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Data Confidentiality Symposium
9:15am–4:20pm, Tuesday 18 January 2011
Lehany Theatre, Reception, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering
Bradfield Road, West Lindfield NSW 2070
(Note: There is ample parking at the venue.)
The Australian Bureau of Statistics, CSIRO and the Statistical Society of Australia, Inc. (NSW) are sponsoring a one-day symposium on data confidentiality in Sydney on 18 January 2011.
National Statistical Agencies and other data custodian agencies and organisations currently face a challenge in balancing access and use of data for research and policy development with privacy and confidentiality protection.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is experiencing both a high level of user demand and increasing interest from researchers in more detail, more datasets and more flexibility of access. At the same time, there are a growing number of initiatives seeking to provide Australian researchers with access to linkable, de-identified data from a wide range of data sources. In this context, privacy and confidentiality methods and technologies are set to become increasingly important.
This symposium aims to provide an overview of data confidentiality issues and an introduction to current and emerging approaches. Topics to be covered will include:
· An overview of current, large-scale successful initiatives in Australia which make health and other personal data available for research
· A review of techniques designed to confidentialise data before release to researchers
· A review of the role of synthetic data methods
· A discussion of the role and design of remote access in future systems for balancing data access with confidentiality protection.
· Professor Donald Rubin (Harvard University)
· Dr Christine O’Keefe (CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics)
· Mr Tim Hawkes (Statistics New Zealand)
· Mr Daniel Elazar (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
· Ms Victoria Leaver (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
The draft Symposium Program, which is still subject to change based on speaker availability, may be accessed here.
Who should attend?
Researchers and information managers interested in the issue of balancing access and use of data for research and policy development with privacy and confidentiality protection. This would include staff of CSIRO, ABS and other agencies and organisations, researchers and students.
The Symposium is free of charge to registered participants.
Registration is essential as places are limited.
To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended. Registration by Friday 24 December would be most appreciated.
For changes after registration, please contact Mrs Kim Vredeveld, Kimberly.Vredeveld@csiro.au .
Please register here.
Dr Christine O’Keefe
CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics
Phone: +61 2 6216 7021
Mr Peter Rossiter
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Phone: +61 2 6252 6024
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