Document Type

Honors Thesis


This research is based on the current emerging technology, Differential Privacy. The research questions deal with privacy issues in information systems, processing, handling, organizing, and retrieving data. The goal is to collect the information and the uses of differential privacy algorithm in the data privacy processes and reveal the application of differential privacy in various fields including the field of internet technology. This study conducted a survey of 89 University of Texas at Arlington students to understand their perception of information security. The survey revealed that participants were less attentive towards their daily activities, such as shopping, online registration, and subscriptions, which could provide one explanation for their data exposure. The study also revealed respondents were open to adopting differential privacy. Differential Privacy has a wide range of uses and many be very helpful in providing security to data privacy in the future.

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Faculty Mentor of Honors Project

Scott Johnson



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