Latest National Advisory Committee Recommendations on Differential Privacy

The National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations (NAC) met on March 7, 2022 to consider issues around differential privacy, among other topics.

The NAC approved recommendations on how the Bureau messages the issue, such as highlighting the legal requirements for the Bureau to use disclosure avoidance methods, better messaging approaches to distinct population groups, the readability of messages for public consumption, how to handle the content of messages, and the media choices for messaging.

The NAC also considered messaging on differential privacy for data users and made recommendations on the consequences of data suppression. See the meeting agenda and presentations, and read the full NAC recommendations.