Disclosure control for microdata produced from social surveys
Note: this guidance is currently under review.
This guidance is scheduled for revision following the release of the new version of the Code of Practice for Statistics. It was written in the context of version 1.0 of the code. In situations where the new code and this guidance diverge, the new code should be followed.
|Publication date:||1 October 2014|
|Author:||Disclosure Control Centre of Expertise at the Office for National Statistics|
|Approver:||Statistical Policy and Standards Committee|
|Who this is for:||Producers of statistics|
This guidance is based on statistical disclosure standards from the Office for National Statistics that set out minimum requirements to ensure confidentiality of tables for public release.
This document is specific to the release of microdata (record level data with each row usually defining characteristics of an individual or household) and will be of particular interest to researchers who require access to record level data along with survey managers who produce microdata.
This guidance is reviewed periodically.
Guidance for microdata produced from social surveys (PDF, 0.25MB)
Case studies for microdata produced from social surveys (PDF, 0.04MB)