What’s New?

Announcement - Statistical Society of Ottawa Public Event

Hide and Seek:
Risk Analysis for Data Re-Identification

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Is it possible to hide people in data? How do we assess the risk that a person can be “found” (i.e., re-identified) in data? There is a big difference between making data publicly available online, or giving it to a trusted third party that agrees to keep it private. We can assess the context of the data release and include this in a risk analysis. In fact, we can model threats in a way that is consistent with risk analysis in information security. Expert probabilities can be combined with risk measures on the data itself, to compute the overall risk of re-identification and confidence intervals. This talk will delve into these details to explain how we can use a risk-based approach to manage the responsible sharing of data.

Luk Arbuckle | Director of Analytics
Privacy Analytics

Location: The Foolish Chicken
79 Holland Avenue, Ottawa ON
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Join us for networking, an interesting talk, and a chance to catch up with the SSO. Drinks and food are available for purchase and you are invited to stay after the talk to continue discussion over dinner with our guest presenter.

There is no fee for attending this event, but memberships will be available.

For further information, please contact the Statistical Society of Ottawa at sso.ottawa.canada@gmail.com