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.
"Minimaxity, Statistical Thinking and Differential Privacy,"
Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://repository.cmu.edu/jpc/vol4/iss1/3