In the last year or so Apple, Google and Uber all announced that they too are using Differential Privacy. Given recent publicity around differential privacy, we may soon see differential privacy incorporated as part of commercial data masking or data anonymization solutions.

But what does it really mean being Differentially Private — and what are the questions you should ask?

photo credit: courtesy of Ben Tate

It is important to remember that “differentially private” doesn’t always mean “actually private”, and to make sure you understand what your data anonymization vendor is really offering.

Enjoy the IAPP Privacy Tech guest blog:

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