The team from Georgetown University, led by Senior Researcher Kobbi Nissim, includes two of the computer scientists who originally developed the theory of differential privacy — the first privacy-preserving data analysis model — as well as leading researchers from Harvard University who specialize in cryptography and information law. Their work for the Census Bureau will help improve the way we understand and implement our statutory mandate to protect the confidentiality of all respondent information in the Big Data era. Read more about Census Bureau Awards Cooperative Agreements to Georgetown University and Purdue University
The National Privacy Research Strategy, released by NITRD and NSTC in July 2016, drew a number of ideas from and cited the Computing Community Consortium whitepaper "Towards a National a Privacy Research Strategy," whose writing was co-chaired by PI Vadhan in Spring 2016.
After the Dataverse Community Meeting, a workshop focused on tools helping open repositories currently addressing sensitive or private data will be held at Harvard Medical School. This workshop is a collaboration between the Dataverse team and the Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data group.
Kobbi Nissim Presents "Accessing Data While Preserving Privacy" at the DIMACS Workshop on Cryptography and its Interactions: Learning Theory, Coding Theory, and Data Structures. New Brunswick, NJ. 2016.