Plausible Deniability

David Sidi, Jane Bambauer

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1 Scopus citations


From the perspective of responsible data release, simulation is a useful tool for estimating risk from adversaries with an unknown amount of identified auxiliary information. We present a simple approach to simulation of attack on sampled datasets, along with an implementation, and demonstrate how a data steward might make use of it to evaluate the privacy risk of release for data gathered about students in the University of California system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrivacy in Statistical Databases - UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, International Conference, PSD 2020, Proceedings
EditorsJosep Domingo-Ferrer, Krishnamurty Muralidhar
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783030575205
StatePublished - 2020
EventInternational Conference on Privacy in Statistical Databases, PSD 2020 - Tarragona, Spain
Duration: Sep 23 2020Sep 25 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12276 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Privacy in Statistical Databases, PSD 2020


  • Education data
  • Simulation
  • Statistical disclosure control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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