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Differential privacy is a mathematically-rigorous definition of privacy. An algorithm uses a dataset to calculate its output. An algorithm is said to be differentially private if, based on its output, it is impossible to tell whether or not a particular individual was in the dataset.

In simpler terms, this property is fulfilled if the algorithm's behavior does not noticeably change when a single individual joins or leaves the dataset.

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