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Differential Privacy Resources

Resources for Learning

ResourceAuthorOrganizationLevel
Explaining Differential Privacy in 3 Levels of Difficulty (new window)Nicolas SartoraircloakAll
The Census Citizenship Question was Bad. This is Worse (new window)Ali RockettThe Richmond TimesBeginner
Understanding Differential Privacy (new window)An NguyenMediumBeginner
Will the Census’s Data Privacy Efforts Erase Rural America? (new window)Claire BowenUrban InstituteBeginner
Why differential privacy is awesome (new window)Damien Desfontaines Beginner
A list of real-world uses of differential privacyDamien Desfontaines Beginner
Demystifying the US Census Bureau’s reconstruction attack (new window)Damien Desfontaines Beginner
2020 Census Data Products: A Workshop (new window)Daniel L. Cork, Constance F. Citro, and Nancy J. KirkendallThe National Academies of Science, Engineering, MedicineBeginner
What is Differential Privacy? How will it affect our work? (new window)Diana LaveryEsriBeginner
Changes to the Census could make Small Towns Disappear (new window)Gus Wezerek and David Van RiperNew York TimesBeginner
How to Protect Privacy When Aggregating Location Data to Fight COVID-19 (new window)Jacob Hoffman-Andrews and Andrew CrockerElectronic Frontier FoundationBeginner
US Census Bureau embraces differential privacy (Abowd’s presentation) (new window)John D. CookJohn D. ConsultingBeginner
Differential Privacy: What Is It? (new window)Joshua Snoke and Claire McKay BowenAMSTATBeginner
How Statisticians Should Grapple with Privacy in a Changing Data LandscapeJoshua Snoke and Claire McKay BowenAMSTATBeginner
The COVIDSafe app was just one contact tracing option. These alternatives guarantee more privacy (new window)Kelsie Nabben and Chris BergThe ConversationBeginner
Differential Privacy:A Primer for a Non-technical Audience (new window)Kobbi Nissim et. al Beginner
Data Scientists Square Off Over Trust and Privacy in 2020 Census (new window)Kriston CappsCityLabBeginner
Census 2020 Differential Privacy (new window)Kyle R. CassalEsriBeginner
How Will Differential Privacy Impact 2020 Census Data Quality?Lauren Payne-RileyPolicyMapBeginner
To Reduce Privacy Risks, the Census Plans to Report Less Accurate Data (new window)Mark HansenNew York TimesBeginner
Implementing Differential Privacy: Seven Lessons From the 2020 United States Census (new window)Michael B. HawesHarvard Data Science InitiativeBeginner
Is noisy data good now? Differential PRivacy proponents think so (new window)Stephen GossettBuilt inBeginner
A webcomic explainer on how the census deals with digital privacy (new window)Thom DunnBoing BoingBeginner
Explainer: what is differential privacy and how can it protect your data? (new window)Tianqing ZhuThe ConversationBeginner
Differential Privacy – Simply Explained (new window) Simply Explained (Youtube channel)Beginner
Protecting Privacy with MATH (Collab with the Census) (new window) Minute Physics (Youtube channel)Beginner
Differential Privacy for Everyone (PDF Download) (new window) MicrosoftBeginner
Differential Privacy for Census Data Explained National Conference of State LegislaturesBeginner
Openmined’s Efforts For The Coronavirus Pandemic: Covid Alert App, Private Set Intersection, A Differential Privacy Wrapper And Private Identity (new window) OpenMinedBeginner
Differential Privacy (Disclosure Avoidance) and the Census 2020 Data Products (new window) Colorado Department of Local AffairsBeginner
PPMF Feedback – State of Washington (new window) Office of Financial ManagementBeginner
Differential Privacy fro Census Data Explained (new window) National Conference of State LegislaturesBeginner
Differential Privacy in the Real World: Practical Applications, Evaluations, and RelaxationsClaire McKay BowenUrban InstituteIntermediate
Almost differential privacy (new window)Damien Desfontaines Intermediate
Differential Privacy and the decennial census (new window)David Van RiperIMPUSIntermediate
Differential Privacy for Privacy-Preserving Data Analysis: An Introduction to our Blog Series (new window)Joseph Near, David Darais and Kaitlin BoecklNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyIntermediate
Idea of differential privacy and why is it important ? (new window)Sourav KumarMediumIntermediate
Implications of Differential Privacy for Census Bureau Data and Scientific Research (new window)Steven Ruggles et. alUniversity of MinnesotaIntermediate
Census Differential Privacy Exploration (new window) CaliperIntermediate
A Brief Introduction to Differential Privacy (new window)Aaruran ElamurugaiyanMediumAdvanced
Robust De-Anonymization of Large Sparse Datasets (new window)Arvind Narayanan and Vitaly ShmatikovThe University of Texas at AustinAdvanced
A Practical Beginners’ Guide to Differential Privacy (Video) (new window)Christine TaskPurdue – CERIASAdvanced
Differential Privacy: An Economic Method for Choosing Epsilon (new window)Justin Hsu et. al Advanced
Differential Privacy Tutorial (new window)Salil VadhanHarvard CRCSAdvanced
Differential Privacy for Growing Databases (new window) Microsoft ResearchAdvanced
What is δ, and what δifference does it make? (new window) Differentialprivacy.orgAdvanced