Differential Privacy for Statistical Agencies

Determined attackers can use a variety of methods to unravel statistical disclosures and reveal information about individuals. In a world of increasing data volumes, traditional methods of preventing unintended disclosure about individuals are struggling to keep up.

new report from the Government Statistical Services (GSS) in the UK looks at the changing privacy threat landscape and state-of-the-art methods of managing privacy risk. Privitar experts and Professor Kobbi Nissim, one of the inventors of differential privacy, co-authored a chapter of the report to show how differential privacy can help preserve an individual’s privacy in the face of a new kind of threat.

Read the executive summary of our chapter to learn more about differential privacy – and how you can start to prepare for the privacy challenges of the future.