Data access versus privacy: an analytical user’s perspective

U. Trivellato
The issue of privacy versus data access is at the crossroads where two sets of considerations meet: (I) the traditional concern of official statistical agencies for confidentiality, both for ethical reasons and as a guarantee of maintaining respondents’ collaboration; (II) the more recent and broader concern about data protection, that extends to all kinds of personal data and their uses. The paper takes the point of view of an analytical user, i.e. of a person...