How does HDX assess the sensitivity of data?

HDX endeavors not to allow publicly shared data that includes community identifiable information (CII) or demographically identifiable information (DII) that may put affected people at risk. However, this type of data is more challenging to identify within datasets during our quality assurance process without deeper analysis. In cases where we suspect that survey data may have a high risk of re-identification of affected people, we run an internal statistical disclosure control process using sdcMicro. Data is made private while we run this process. If the risk level is found to be too high for public sharing on HDX given the particular context to which the data relates, HDX will notify the data contributor to determine a course of action.