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Just Released for Public Comment! Draft NIST SP 800-226, Guidelines for Evaluating Differential Privacy Guarantees
December 11, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

We’re excited to announce the release of the NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-226 Initial Public Draft (IPD), Guidelines for Evaluating Differential Privacy Guarantees,

which is all about differential privacy, a privacy-enhancing technology that quantifies privacy risk to individuals when their information appears in a dataset. In response to President Biden’s Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence, SP 800-226 is intended to help agencies and practitioners of all backgrounds—policy makers, business owners, product managers, IT technicians, software engineers, data scientists, researchers, and academics—better understand how to evaluate promises made (and not made) when deploying differential privacy, including for privacy-preserving machine learning. Additionally, there is a supplemental, interactive software archive that illustrates how to achieve differential privacy and other concepts described in the publication.

The comment period for this draft is open until 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 25, 2024. Visit our publication page for additional details about SP 800-226 and the comment form.

If you have any questions, please reach out by contacting

All the best,

NIST Privacy Engineering Program

Related Topics

Security and Privacy: general security & privacy, privacy engineering

Created November 27, 2023, Updated December 11, 2023