Google has announced it’s adding Python to the languages supported by one of its open-source projects designed to bolster privacy on the internet. The project includes a library and tools for using differential privacy, a technology designed to preserve an individual’s privacy in large data sets.
“Previously, our differential privacy library was available in three programming languages,” Miguel Guevara, a product manager in Google’s Privacy and Data Protection Office, wrote in the company’s developers blog. “Now, we’re making it available in Python, reaching nearly half of the developers worldwide. This means millions more developers, researchers and companies will be able to build applications with industry-leading privacy technology, enabling them to obtain insights and observe trends from their data sets while protecting and respecting the privacy of individuals.”