Israel’s ‚anonymous‘ statistics surveys aren’t so anonymous

07.01.2013                      25.Tewet. 5773

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Israel's 'anonymous' statistics surveys aren't so anonymous

In a workshop at Tel Aviv University, students discovered that much of the confidential personal information collected in social surveys by the Central Bureau of Statistics is publicly accessible.

It turns out that much of the confidential personal information collected in social surveys by the Central Bureau of Statistics is publicly accessible. Tel Aviv University students found a way to drill down into the statistical tables published by the bureau on its website to the level of individual responses and even glean the answer sets of specific survey participants….