Date/Time: Wednesday, February 12, 2003, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location: U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters (Nassif Building), Room 6200
Title: Overview of New Legislation Protecting Confidentiality of Statistical Information and Statistical Disclosure Limitation Methodologies
Presenter: Nancy Kirkendall, Director, Statistical Methods Group, Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy
Abstract: In December 2002 President Bush signed into law HR 2458 the E-Government Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-347). Title V of this Act, the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA) of 2002, provides uniform safeguards to protect the confidentiality of information provided by the public for statistical purposes regardless of which agency collects the data. The speaker will give an overview of CIPSEA, and describe the impact of CIPSEA on EIA.
Mrs. Kirkendall will also provide an introduction to statistical disclosure limitation methodology. The Office of Management and Budgets Statistical Policy Working Paper (SPWP) #22, "Report on Statistical Disclosure Limitation Methodology," will serve as the foundation. The speaker chaired the subcommittee that authored SPWP # 22.