Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality


Founders: Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research, USA
  Stephen E. Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  Alan F. Karr, National Institute of Statistical Sciences, USA
Editor-in-Chief: Stephen E. Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Managing Editor: Kira Bokalders, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Welcome to the Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality.

Issue 7/2/2016 is now available!

This Special Issue was guest edited by Marco Gaboardi of the University at Buffalo and Chris J. Skinner of the London School of Economics. It includes papers from the first international workshop on "Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy" (TPDP) held in London, UK in April 2015. More information on each of the papers is found in their introduction to this Special Issue.

I'd like to thank everyone for their condolences regarding the passing of our Editor-in-Chief, Stephen Fienberg. Steve was a giant in this field like no other. Let us go forth and fill the void he has left with knowledge and new discoveries—it is what he would have wanted. Here at Carnegie Mellon we will be working to publish one last regular issue. Look for that soon.

Selected Forthcoming Papers - to appear in Volume 7, Issue 3 (2016)

Calibrating Noise to Sensitivity in Private Data Analysis
Cynthia Dwork, Frank McSherry, Kobbi Nissim, and Adam Smith

Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2 (2016) Special Issue on the Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy



Between Pure and Approximate Differential Privacy
Thomas Steinke and Jonathan Ullman


Gradual Release of Sensitive Data under Differential Privacy
Fragkiskos Koufogiannis, Shuo Han, and George J. Pappas


Dual Query: Practical Private Query Release for High Dimensional Data
Marco Gaboardi, Emilio Jesús Gallego Arias, Justin Hsu, Aaron Roth, and Zhiwei Steven Wu


AnoA: A Framework for Analyzing Anonymous Communication Protocols
Michael Backes, Aniket Kate, Praveen Manoharan, Sebastian Meiser, and Esfandiar Mohammadi


Heterogeneous Differential Privacy
Mohammad Alaggan, Sébastien Gambs, and Anne-Marie Kermarrec


Featherweight PINQ
Hamid Ebadi and David Sands