April 2011

Summary Report of "Big Data Privacy Workshop: Advancing the State of the Art in Technology and Practice" (MIT)

The MIT Big Data Initiative at CSAIL has released its summary report of the March 3, 2014 workshop "Big Data Privacy: Advancing the State of the Art in Technology and Practice". This document is intended as a record of the workshop, the talks and discussions.

Link to summary report (PDF): http://web.mit.edu/bigdata-priv/images/MITBigDataPrivacyWorkshop2014_final05142014.pdf

May 19: Charles River Workshop on Private Analysis of Social Networks

The Charles River Workshop on Private Analysis of Social Networks will take place on Monday, May 19, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the Hariri Institute, 111 Cummington St, MCS 180, Boston University. There will be talks and a discussion session covering different aspects of the challenge of performing and releasing analyses of graph data while protecting personal information.

May 19: "Healthcare Privacy and Intellectual Property Rights Protection with Accountable Systems"

Technology in Government (TIG)  and Topics in Privacy (TIP)

5/19/2014 2:30 - 3pm refreshments, discussion 3- 4pm in room K354, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Title: Healthcare Privacy and Intellectual Property Rights Protection with Accountable Systems

Discussant: Oshani Seneviratne, MIT

"Technology Science" (Latanya Sweeney, Chief Technologist, FTC)

Latanya Sweeney is using the Tech@FTC blog to facilitate explorations and ignite brainstorming on FTC-related topics among scholars interested in participating in innovative solutions at the intersection of technology, business and policy. Her latest blog post is titled "Technology Science" and can be read on FTC.gov as well as here below:

Technology Science

By: Latanya Sweeney, Chief Technologist | May 2, 2014 11:02AM

Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and Big Data: Response to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Request for Information

On March 3, the White House Office of Science and Technology policy (OSTP) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) co-hosted a thought-provoking conference about the state of the art in big-data analytics and privacy technologies. In case you missed it, you can find the MIT webcast here.

Apr 7: "Investigating privacy issues related to mobile devices. Are current transparency mechanisms working?"

Technology in Government (TIG)  and Topics in Privacy (TIP)

4/7/2014 refreshments served at 2:30p, discussion 3 to 4pm in room K354, at 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.  

Title: Investigating privacy issues related to mobile devices. Are current transparency mechanisms working?

Discussant: Ilaria Liccardi, MIT

Mar 28: "Governance Issues for Private Data Stores"

Harvard Topics in Privacy (TIP) Seminar : Governance Issues for Private Data Stores. Cohosted with the Web Science Trust.

Harvard Faculty Club March 28th 8:30am - 3:30pm

**Please RVSP by March 24th by email to john@taysom.com**

Convener : John Taysom, 2012 Senior Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative, and the Web ScienceTrust. Hosted by Harvard Topics in Privacy seminar series.