Group Differential Privacy-preserving Disclosure of Multi-level Association Graphs
Balaji Palanisamy, Chao Li and Prashant Krishnamurthy
University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh

Traditional privacy-preserving data disclosure solutions have focused on protecting the privacy of individual’s information with the assumption that all aggregate (statistical) information about individuals is safe for disclosure. Such schemes fail to support group privacy where aggregate information about a group of individuals may also be sensitive and users of the published data may have different levels of access privileges entitled to them. We propose the notion of Group Differential Privacy that protects sensitive information of groups of individuals at various defined privacy levels, enabling data users to obtain the level of access entitled to them. We present a preliminary evaluation of the proposed notion of group privacy through experiments on real association graph data that demonstrate the guarantees on group privacy on the disclosed data.