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.