Provider: Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Study

Publication: Disclosure Requirements

Language from Contract:
5. Restricted Data will be used only to generate statistical summary information that does not permit the identification of any individual person, family, household, employer, institution or organization or any geographic area below the Service Planning Area including ZIP code, city, tract, block group, or block. In no case should locations of individual respondents or of blocks or tracts be disclosed directly or indirectly by identifying street names or any type of geographic reference point or feature. In no case should users produce maps showing the location of respondents or sampled blocks or tracts.

For LAFANS Restricted Data Versions 1, 2, 2.5, & 3: The Data Protection Plan must carefully describe how researchers and staff members will avoid inadvertent disclosure of respondents' geographic locations or identity in all working papers, publications, and presentations.

At minimum, researchers must agree to exclude from any type of publication or presentation, the following information:

Listing of individual cases;
Description of individual cases;
Listing, description, or identification of a tract or tracts by number, by name, or by descriptive information;
Maps with any features (such as landmarks, road networks, original tract shape or physical features) that allow tracts to be identified; and
Summary statistics or tabulations by geographic level below SPA (Service Planning Area).

Detail: Found in the contract (#5) and on the LAFANS website under data protection plan requirements and guidelines.