Welcome to the ASA Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality Website!



The Committee's charge is

  • To keep track of privacy and confidentiality policy and legal developments (including guidelines, legislation, laws, regulations), technical developments (data, statistical, and computational techniques), and their interrelation;
  • To serve as a focal point within ASA for contact with other communities on matters related to privacy and confidentiality; and
  • To communicate and educate the statistical community on the legal environment and technical developments related to privacy and confidentiality
  • Composition: The committee is composed of nine members, three of whom are appointed/reappointed each year by the President Elect for three-year terms. One member is also appointed by the President Elect (when necessary) to serve as the Chair. At least one member should represent views of government statisticians and units. International representation on the Committee is encouraged.

The American Statistical Association--a leading professional organization for statisticians in government, industry and academia--supports improving practice and research in privacy and confidentiality. The ASA's views are summarized in an organizational statement. The ASA and the Committee request that you read their disclaimer statement before perusing this site for the first time.  Suggestions on the site can be sent via e-mail to the current chair of the Committee, who can be identified by following the first link on the top of each page.