Disclosure Prevention in Privacy-Preserving Data Publishing
The advancement of information technologies has enabled various organizations (e.g., census agencies, hospitals) to collect large volumes of sensitive personal data (e.g., census data and medical records). Data in its original form, however, typically contains sensitive information about individuals, and publishing such data will violate individual privacy. The current practice in data publishing relies mainly on policies and guidelines as to what types of data can be published and on agreements on the use of published data. In order to protect sensitive information, the simplest solution is not to disclose the information.