### Web: http://arxiv.org/abs/2205.02466

May 6, 2022, 1:11 a.m. | Hilal Asi, Vitaly Feldman, Kunal Talwar

We study the problem of mean estimation of $\ell_2$-bounded vectors under the
constraint of local differential privacy. While the literature has a variety of
algorithms that achieve the asymptotically optimal rates for this problem, the
performance of these algorithms in practice can vary significantly due to
varying (and often large) hidden constants. In this work, we investigate the
question of designing the protocol with the smallest variance. We show that
PrivUnit (Bhowmick et al. 2018) with optimized parameters achieves the …

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