Jerry Reiter (NCRN node at Duke) and Lars Vilhuber (NCRN node at Cornell) spoke to the Ryan Murray Commission on Evidence Based Policymaking on February 24, 2017. They discussed the role of statistical methodologies and technology in protecting data privacy. The Ryan Murray Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2016 was jointly introduced by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), and signed into law on March 30, 2016. The Commission is described at https://www.cep.gov/about.html . The announcement of the talks is at https://www.cep.gov/meetings/2017-02-24.html .