Disclosure Risk Assessment Step 5

| November 30, 2020

There is a trade-off between risk of disclosure and data utility. Through the SDC process, the goal is to minimise the disclosure risk and maximise the data utility. Data utility is a measure of how useful and valid your data is following Statistical Disclosure Control. The reduction in data utility should be evaluated, whenever possible, with respect to the intended uses of the data. However, because it is not possible to imagine all possible uses of the data, you can also quantify the information loss following the application of SDC.


| November 30, 2020

HDX allows microdata to be shared publicly through the site. However, to protect individuals and vulnerable groups, our team runs a disclosure risk assessment on any resource containing microdata. Once you have successfully uploaded the resource, our team will review it to better understand the likelihood of a disclosure taking place. We notify the contributor within 24 hours if any risk has been detected and then we work with them to make a decision together about whether and how it should be shared on HDX.