Several members of the Privacy Tools Project team will speak at the 7th Bar-Ilan Winter School on Cryptography, which will be held on February 12-16, 2017 at the Kfar Hamaccabiah conference center in Ramat-Gan, Israel. This year the school will focus on differential privacy, from theory to practice. Speakers are Katrina Ligett (Hebrew University and Caltech); Kobbi Nissim (Harvard University and Georgetown University); Vitaly Shmatikov (Cornell Tech); Adam Smith (Pennsylvania State University); and Jon Ullman (Northeastern University). Read more about Team Members Kobbi Nissim, Jon Ullman, and Adam Smith to Speak at the 7th Annual Bar-llan Winter School on Cryptography
Alexandra Wood, Privacy Tools team member and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center, presented at the Brussels Privacy Symposium, which is the first annual academic program jointly presented by the Brussels Privacy Hub of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF). The theme of the workshop was Identifiability: Policy and Practical Solutions for Anonymization and Pseudonymization.
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society is currently looking for 1-2 law students to help with research and analysis on privacy law and policy issues related to the Privacy Tools Project. For more information, please click here.
The team is led by Privacy Tools Senior Researcher Kobbi Nissim as PI at Georgetown University, and includes Privacy Tools co-PIs Salil Vadhan and Urs Gasser at Harvard and our Collaborator Adam Smith at Penn State University. Their work for the Census Bureau will help improve the way we understand and implement our statutory mandate to protect the confidentiality of all respondent information in the Big Data era. Read more about Census Bureau Awards Cooperative Agreement to Team led by Senior Personnel Kobbi Nissim
The National Privacy Research Strategy, released by NITRD and NSTC in July 2016, drew a number of ideas from and cited the Computing Community Consortium whitepaper "Towards a National a Privacy Research Strategy," whose writing was co-chaired by PI Vadhan in Spring 2016.
After the Dataverse Community Meeting, a workshop focused on tools helping open repositories currently addressing sensitive or private data will be held at Harvard Medical School. This workshop is a collaboration between the Dataverse team and the Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data group.