Cover: How Statisticians Should Grapple with Privacy in a Changing Data Landscape

How Statisticians Should Grapple with Privacy in a Changing Data Landscape

Published in: CHANCE, Volume 33, Issue 4, pages 6-13 (2020). doi: 10.1080/09332480.2020.1847947

Posted on rand.org Jul 11, 2023

by Joshua Snoke, Claire McKay Bowen

Suppose you had a data set that contained records of individuals, including demographics such as their age, sex, and race. Suppose also that these data contained additional in-depth personal information, such as financial records, health status, or political opinions. Finally, suppose that you wanted to glean relevant insights from these data using machine learning, causal inference, or survey sampling adjustments. What methods would you use? What best practices would you ensure you followed? Where would you seek information to help guide you in this process?

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