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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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Data Quantization

Quantization of data is the practice of categorizing data or making it less precise so that the original value is not known. This method is typically used in statistical databases where the exact values of data are not needed. For example, take a billing service that charges customers based on the city from which they are requesting the service. Because the specification of the city is all that is needed, it should not be necessary to provide the street address.

Suppose that you want to be able to permit the benefits department at your company to assign insurance benefits based on an employee's age and salary. Most of these benefits are based on where an employee's age and salary fall within a certain range. For that reason, ...

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