Implications of Differential Privacy for Census Bureau Data Dissemination

Task Force On Differential Privacy For Census Data Institute For Social Research And Data Innovation (ISRDI) University Of Minnesota
The Census Bureau has announced a new set of standards and methods for disclosure control in public use data products. The new approach, known as differential privacy, represents a radical departure from current practice. In its pure form, differential privacy techniques may make the release of useful microdata impossible and severely limit the utility of tabular small-area data. Adoption of differential privacy will have far-reaching consequences for research. It is possible—even likely—that scientists, planners, and...
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