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Last week we released a new version of Cantabular with a big new feature: a disclosure rules language.

The disclosure rules language, or DRL, is a tool to help statisticians automate decisions about table publication which they might previously have made using manual analysis techniques. It does this by letting its users encode their own confidentiality rules in a language designed for this purpose.

It works with our API and user interfaces to automatically check requests for tables built from confidential datasets for disclosure risks such as identity disclosure, attribute disclosure and sparsity.


Full or part-time, remote or semi-remote Belfast, Northern Ireland

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The Sensible Code Company makes digital products that automate the processing, privacy protection and publication of data.

We make Cantabular.com and PDFTables.com.

We’re looking for a marketing executive who will help us to grow and develop our international customer base.

It is a remote or semi-remote role; full-time or part time (min 3 days per week) with use of office space in Belfast.

Key things to know about this job:

  • Work with the product team to plan for strategic growth
  • Understand how the marketing plan contributes to revenue objectives
  • Relish being empowered to make decisions
  • Drive B2B customer acquisition and retention
  • Lead the digital presence (SEO, PPC, Email and Social etc.)
  • Research, write and publish…

Full-time, remote

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The Sensible Code Company makes digital products that automate the processing, privacy protection and publication of data. We make Cantabular.com and PDFTables.com.

About this role

We’re looking for a senior frontend software engineer to build progressively enhanced user interfaces and interactive visualisations for our product Cantabular which is being used by the Office for National Statistics for the 2021 Census in England and Wales. This is a remote, full-time position.

You’ll be joining a friendly, experienced remote team focused on delivering high quality software and helping our customers succeed. You’ll have a high degree of autonomy.

We build software using GitHub, Docker, Go, Python, GraphQL, TypeScript and D3. We collaborate using Slack, GSuite and GitHub.

Requirements

  • Expert understanding of the web platform, especially HTML…

The Sensible Code Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerry O’Hanlon, former Director General Central Statistics Ireland, as a non executive director.

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SensibleCode recently signed a £1.3 million contract with the UK Office for National Statistics, for Cantabular; data privacy technology that delivers real time statistical disclosure control.

Gerry O’Hanlon said …. “I am delighted to be joining The Sensible Code Company as a Non-Executive Director. As a career statistician, an ever-present key challenge was to maximise the statistical potential of available data to meet the needs of all users while ensuring that the principle of statistical confidentiality was fully adhered to in respect of all data subjects. …


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Talking through the ideas

We’d planned a hack day at the Office for National Statistics for our work on Census 2021 towards the end of May. But the arrival of Covid-19 meant we had to pivot to making the event virtual.

The objective was to allow ONS data scientists and analysts the opportunity to road test an innovation that will happen when anonymised, high level Census 2021 data are released. It’s called flexible table builder and is powered by our software Cantabular.

Cantabular applies privacy protections as a query is processed in order to produce safe tables of aggregated data. …


The UK based Office for National Statistics has selected Cantabular to allow flexible dissemination for Census 2021 data. The UK Census is a significant project in both scale and budget (estimate for 2011 Census £482 million over a decade).

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Cantabular — Real-time flexible data dissemination with powerful privacy protection

Cantabular is designed for organisations that want to share statistics derived from sensitive and potentially personally identifiable data, whilst protecting privacy. It is designed to modernise statistics.

Sensible Code decided to use the Go programming language (also known as Golang) to build the latest version of its product. The Cantabular team have been working on it for three years and found…


The team at Sensible Code have been busy for a few years working on an innovative privacy preserving technology called Cantabular. This highly performant disclosure control algorithm protects data in real time as a user or reasearcher makes a query.

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Cantabular — Modernising statistics by automating disclosure control processes and putting more power in the hands of end-users.

The UK based Office for National Statistics has selected Cantabular to allow flexible dissemination for anonymised Census 2021 data.

We’re delighted to be working with the ONS, given its international reputation as the gold standard in statistical practice. Our technology will transform the way Census 2021 data is disseminated and deliver higher value to the economy, through better policy, better…


The Sensible Code Company makes digital products that automate processing, privacy protection and publication of data.

We’re looking for a senior methodologist to develop our understanding of the statistical domain and to help inform how we enhance and extend Cantabular.

Key things to know about this job:

  • could be a full-time or part-time role
  • supporting our technical team in designing approaches to SDC
  • supporting our work with large enterprise customers like the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and other statistical institutes and agencies
  • participating and speaking at international conferences
  • writing technical papers
  • must be within a 2 hour flight to Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Your skills are:

  • have a knowledge and…

The UK-based Office for National Statistics has selected Belfast company SensibleCode and its privacy preserving technology Cantabular for disseminating anonymised Census 2021 data.

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The three year contract valued at £1.3m is a significant commercial win for the company that specialises in products for modernising statistics.

The ONS is improving the way it disseminates data in order to add value to its community of users. Cantabular applies data anonymisation in real time as a user makes a census query. Data can be published sooner, users can self service their queries and researchers can get access to a high speed API to allow seamless data processing.

Aine McGUIRE, Commercial Director, SensibleCode. “We’re delighted to be working with the ONS, given its international reputation as the…


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Pipeline for processing personal data

Statistics professionals within public sector agencies take great care in how they process and protect personal data and this is reflected in the trust and respect they enjoy from their customers and the public at large. #GDPR has thrown a further spotlight on governance around data confidentiality.

A significant increase in the number of new data sources and a drive to make use of admin data means more data is being processed and published. Getting data released as close as possible to their collection date results in higher value to the economy. Transparency and open data are also driving change…

The Sensible Code Company

SensibleCode make products that modernise the processing and dissemination of data. Here we tell our stories. More about us at http://sensiblecode.io/

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