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Title: PROTECTING INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY IN EVALUATION RESEARCH
Author(s): ANON
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 116
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: WHILE ACCEPTING THE NECESSITY OF COLLECTING PERSONAL DATA FOR EVALUATION EFFORTS, THE AUTHORS BELIEVE THAT WAYS CAN AND MUST BE FOUND TO EVALUATE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS WITHOUT ENDANGERING THE PRIVACY OF THOSE WHO PROVIDE DATA.
Abstract: THIS REPORT DISCUSSES THE REASONING BEHIND THE FOLLOWING TWO RECOMMENDATIONS. FIRST, THEY RECOMMEND THAT ALL FEDERAL AGENCIES ENGAGING IN EVALUATION RESEARCH ADOPT RIGOROUS PROCEDURES TO ENSURE THAT DATA COLLECTED ABOUT INDIVIDUALS IN THE COURSE OF SUCH RESEARCH ARE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND ARE NOT USED FOR PURPOSES OTHER THAN SUCH RESEARCH OR RELEASED IN ANY WAY THAT PERMITS IDENTIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS. SECONDLY, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT CONSIDERATION BE GIVEN TO ENACTMENT OF A FEDERAL STATUTE THAT WOULD PROTECT FROM SUBPOENA INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM INDIVIDUALS IN THE COURSE OF FEDERAL EVALUATION RESEARCH AND THUS PREVENT SUCH INFORMATION FROM BEING USED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT OR OTHER LEGAL PROCEEDINGS. THE APPENDIXES INCLUDE A DISCUSSION OF FILE ACCESS AND INTERFILE EXCHANGE AND A MODEL STATUTE TO PROTECT RESEARCHERS AGAINST THE COMPULSORY DISCLOSURE OF RESEARCH DATA.
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Research; Right of privacy
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