The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has requested NITRD create a multi-agency venue to build a whole-of-government approach, from research and development to pilot projects and adoption, to advance privacy-preserving data sharing and analytics technologies that enable collective data sharing and analysis while maintaining disassociability and confidentiality. Such technologies include, but are not limited to, secure multiparty computation, homomorphic encryption, secure enclaves, differential privacy, and synthetic data generation tools.
The FTAC will serve as a coordination mechanism for recently-started initiatives related to privacy- preserving data sharing and analytics, as well as future domestic and international efforts that may arise in the near term. In addition to and in concert with this charge, the FTAC will develop a cohesive national strategy to advance the research, development, and adoption of privacy-preserving data sharing and analytics technologies. The research and development component of this strategy will contribute to and complement any broader privacy R&D strategy that the NITRD Privacy R&D Interagency Working Group (IWG) leads.
More information: FTAC-APPDSA – Fast-Track Action Committee on Advancing Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing and Analytics.