Minimaxity, Statistical Thinking and Differential Privacy

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Larry Wasserman


We discuss the role of minimax statistical theory for privacy theory. Minimax theory gives a way to measure information loss for sanitized databases. We also discuss some differences between privacy theory from the statistical perspective versus the computer science perspective.

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Wasserman, Larry. 2012. “Minimaxity, Statistical Thinking and Differential Privacy”. Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality 4 (1).

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