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Confidentiality and linked data (2018)
Book Chapter
Ritchie, F., & Smith, J. Confidentiality and linked data. In G. Roarson (Ed.), Privacy and Data Confidentiality Methods – a National Statistician’s Quality Review, 1-34. Office for National Statistics

This chapter considers the confidentiality issues around linked data. It notes that the use and availability of secondary (adminstrative or social media) data, allied to powerful processing and machine learning techniques, in theory means that re-ide... Read More about Confidentiality and linked data.

Evidence-based, default-open, risk-managed, user-centred data access (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Ritchie, F., Hafner, H., Lenz, R., & Welpton, R. (2018, October). Evidence-based, default-open, risk-managed, user-centred data access. Paper presented at Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders, Bamberg

In recent years, there has been an increasing demand from the academic community for more access to confidential data for research purposes, particularly that data collected by government departments. This has happened for three reasons. First, both... Read More about Evidence-based, default-open, risk-managed, user-centred data access.

Re-thinking the indices of multiple deprivation (for England): A review and exploration of alternative/complementary area-based indicator systems (2018)
Report
Smith, I., Green, E., Whittard, D., & Ritchie, F. (2018). Re-thinking the indices of multiple deprivation (for England): A review and exploration of alternative/complementary area-based indicator systems. London: Power to Change

Power to Change was established by the Big Lottery as an organisation whose mission is to fund community businesses and through such investment make an impact on the most disadvantaged places in England. Through setting its mission to target the most... Read More about Re-thinking the indices of multiple deprivation (for England): A review and exploration of alternative/complementary area-based indicator systems.