Local Private Hypothesis Testing: Chi-Square Tests


Marco Gaboardi, Ryan Rogers ;
Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Machine Learning, PMLR 80:1626-1635, 2018.


The local model for differential privacy is emerging as the reference model for practical applications of collecting and sharing sensitive information while satisfying strong privacy guarantees. In the local model, there is no trusted entity which is allowed to have each individual’s raw data as is assumed in the traditional curator model. Individuals’ data are usually perturbed before sharing them. We explore the design of private hypothesis tests in the local model, where each data entry is perturbed to ensure the privacy of each participant. Specifically, we analyze locally private chi-square tests for goodness of fit and independence testing.

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