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National Research Council, Committee on National Statistics, Panel on Confidentiality and Data Access, Private Lives and Public Policies: Confidentiality and Accessibility of Government Statistics (1993) (full-text).


Americans are increasingly concerned about the privacy of personal data — yet we demand more and more information for public decision making. This volume explores the seeming conflicts between privacy and data access, an issue of concern to federal statistical agencies collecting the data, research organizations using the data, and individuals providing the data.