HighlightsPrivacy espresso seriesResourcesNovember 9, 2023Differential Privacy: Balancing Data Insights and Individual Privacy


In this new episode of the privacyespresso series, we dive deep into the world of “Differential Privacy” with our special guest, Tomislav Rachev, Junior Legal Counsel at Jentis.

Differential Privacy is a privacy-enhancing randomization technique that empowers companies to extract valuable insights from #data while safeguarding the privacy of individuals.

In this espresso, Tomislav simplifies the concept, stating that Differential Privacy involves adding random data points or “noise” to the results of queries on a dataset. This noise makes it challenging to re-identify individuals even if a #databreach occurs, ensuring their privacy.

We also outline the benefits and challenges of using Differential Privacy for data analysis. The key advantage lies in quantifiable privacy through the concept of a “privacy budget” denoted by epsilon. More noise means lower epsilon and higher privacy. However, striking the right balance is crucial, as too much noise can affect data precision.

Differential Privacy finds diverse applications in today’s data landscape. Government agencies use it to publish demographic information while preserving survey respondent confidentiality. Tech giants like Apple employ local Differential Privacy, enhancing user privacy while delivering personalized content. For scenarios where data is sent to third-party providers, methods like K-Anonymity, which makes data non-linkable to specific individuals, can be practical.

In a data-driven world, protecting privacy and deriving insights go hand in hand. Understanding these techniques is key to navigating the evolving landscape of #dataprivacy .

If you like this quick session, join us and Tomislav Rachev in person at the upcoming PrivacyRules conference in Brussels on November 14. We will host sessions with top-level experts and have a networking cocktail together. 

You can find more details and register here 👉 https://lnkd.in/dsgXv-Wb