Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality relaunched with special issue in honor of Stephen E. Fienberg

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Among Stephen Fienberg's numerous contributions to the research, education and the practice of statistics, social sciences and machine learning, he was also a co-founder of the Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality (JPC), and to the end, editor-in-chief of it. His absence led to a significant hiatus in the activities of the Journal.

The newest issue relaunches the Journal. Aleksandra Slavković and Lars Vilhuber introduce the issue, including its special features, in their editorial. Additional editorials by Cynthia Dwork and Lars Vilhuber address what the editorial team has accomplished in the past year, and will aim to accomplish in the next few years.

The issue is in honor of Steve, and his impact on methodology and practice of privacy and confidentiality. It commemorates the intersection between statistics, computer science, privacy, and confidentiality, as he envisioned so many years ago. Six peer-reviewed articles, as well as ten reminiscences about Steve Fienberg by researchers who had worked with him, can be accessed at JPC is an open-access journal, and all articles are free to view and download.

JPC accepts submissions from any field as long as it relates to privacy and confidentiality. Details can be found on the journal's page at

The Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality editorial office is at the Labor Dynamics Institute at Cornell University.