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To Reduce Privacy Risks, the Census Plans to Report Less Accurate Data

Cynthia Dwork, the Gordon McKay professor of computer science at Harvard and one of the inventors of differential privacy, says that it is “tailored to the statistical analysis of large data sets” — precisely the issue facing the census with its mandate from Title 13 of the U.S. Code to keep each person’s information private, and its responsibility to provide useful data.

Read more at the New York Times...

 

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