# The Power of the Hybrid Model for Mean Estimation

@article{Dubey2020ThePO, title={The Power of the Hybrid Model for Mean Estimation}, author={Yatharth Dubey and Aleksandra Korolova}, journal={Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies}, year={2020}, volume={2020}, pages={48 - 68} }

Abstract We explore the power of the hybrid model of differential privacy (DP), in which some users desire the guarantees of the local model of DP and others are content with receiving the trusted-curator model guarantees. In particular, we study the utility of hybrid model estimators that compute the mean of arbitrary realvalued distributions with bounded support. When the curator knows the distribution’s variance, we design a hybrid estimator that, for realistic datasets and parameter…

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