Privacy in Statistical Databases 2012

  • Hutchison D
  • Mitchell J
ISSN: 0302-9743
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Recently Sarathy and Muralidhar (2009) provided the first attempt at illustrating the implementation of differential privacy for numerical data. In this paper, we attempt to provide further insights on the results that are observed when Laplace based noise addition is used to protect numerical data in order to satisfy differential privacy. Our results raise serious concerns regarding the viability of differential privacy and Laplace noise addition as appropriate procedures for protecting numerical data.




Hutchison, D., & Mitchell, J. C. (2012). Privacy in Statistical Databases 2012. Privacy in Statistical Databases UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy International Conference, PSD (Vol. 7556, p. 363). Retrieved from

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