Security

Efficient Multivariate Data-Oriented Microaggregation

Date Added: Aug 2006
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Microaggregation is a family of methods for Statistical Disclosure Control (SDC) of microdata (records on individuals and/or companies), that is, for masking microdata so that they can be released while preserving the privacy of the underlying individuals. The principle of microaggregation is to aggregate original database records into small groups prior to publication. Each group should contain at least k records to prevent disclosure of individual information, where k is a constant value preset by the data protector.