Statistical Disclosure Control

This is the combined homepage of the several European projects in the field of Statistical Disclosure Control.
The cooperation started with the 4rd Framework SDC-project (1996-1998) and continued with the 5th Framework CASC project (2000-2003) and continued in the CENEX project (2006) and the ESSnet project (2008-2009).

Latest news

Next work session on SDC

The tradition of joint UN-ECE/Eurostat work sessions on SDC will be continued. The next work session will be hosted by Statistics Finland. The date will be 5-7 October 2015 in Helsinki, Finland. We hope to see you all there.
The time table and the papers can be found here.

Argus Open Source software

As a results of a project partly financed by Eurostat, an Open Source version of the ARGUS software is developed. On the software pages you can find the links to the latest releases: μ-ARGUS and τ-ARGUS.

Workshop on Statistical Disclosure Control of Census data

The final event of the ESSnet will be a special workshop on the protection of census data.
This workshop has taken place in Luxembourg, 19 and 20 April 2012,
The agenda and the papers can be found here.


All the deliverables of the ESSNet project on SDC harmonisation are now available from this website

New book on SDC

A new book on SDC has been published by Wiley. The authors (Anco Hundepool, Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Luisa Franconi, Sarah Giessing, Eric Schulte Nordholt, Keith Spicer and Peter-Paul de Wolf) are happy to announce this book.
The book covers the following topics:
  • Principles, Guidelines and Regulations
  • Microdata protection
  • Magnitude tables
  • Frequency tables
  • Data Access issues
  • Glossary