The problems associated with threats to individual privacy through the computerization of personal information files are among the most difficult in the field of computer science. This report investigates the theoretical and technical aspects of protection of privacy in computerized databank systems. In particular, it examines the information-theoretic aspects of a particular class of techniques: the use of privacy transformations to provide data protection through distortion of the original records or messages. 69 pp. Ref.
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