Microsoft releases new differential privacy platform co-developed with Harvard’s lab to unlock data while safeguarding privacy

In a blogpost, Microsoft announced the release of a new open-source platform for differential privacy. This technology, pioneered by researchers at Microsoft and developed in a collaboration with Harvard’s OpenDP Initiative, allows researchers to preserve privacy while fully analysing datasets. As a part of this effort, Microsoft is granting a royalty-free license under Microsoft’s differential privacy patents to the world through OpenDP, encouraging widespread use of the platform, and allowing users to begin utilising the platform to make their datasets widely available to others around the world.