How is the information we provide for statistical purposes protected?
How can the protection of personal data be reconciled with the provision of very detailed information for research?
These questions are at the heart of statistical confidentiality.
And this is precisely the subject of the book “The Statistical Secret” that has just been published this month. This is the first time that a book has been entirely devoted to this subject, which is essential for any statistician, researcher or datascientist. After having presented a complete review of the rules and practices that make it possible to guarantee statistical confidentiality, the author sets out to describe and explain the changes in practices as technological and legislative developments unfold. A particular development is then made on the difficult issue of the dissemination of individual data. Finally, a few examples from other countries shed light on the techniques used elsewhere.