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Proposal by Team Members Merce Crosas and Michael Bar-Sinai Wins Contest, is Published by Force11

Force11, a community working together in support of the goal of advancing scholarly communication, has published a solicitation for a system to create decision trees for dataset-related questions, such as "can I make my data open?." Team members Merce Crosas and Michael Bar-Sinai submitted the winning proposal, based on the DataTags/PolicyModels toolset. Their plan is a program that will improve the tools for creating and editing questionnaires and generate a basic user community. The next Force11 conference will include a session where… Read more about Proposal by Team Members Merce Crosas and Michael Bar-Sinai Wins Contest, is Published by Force11

Graduate Student Michael Bar-Sinai Presented at the 8th Annual ESPAnet Israel 2017

On February 22nd, Graduate Student Michael Bar-Sinai presented at European Social Policy Analysis network (ESPAnet) Israel 2017, the Israeli branch of the ESPAnet conference. The 2017 conference was called "Who Cares?" and focused on caring and compassion in welfare states during the neoliberal age. Bar-Sinai presented a poster (co-authored with Rotem Medzini of Stanford Law School) modeling welfare benefit policies using the DataTags toolset, and demonstrated it on the unemployment benefits chapter of the Israeli law.

Poster available at: … Read more about Graduate Student Michael Bar-Sinai Presented at the 8th Annual ESPAnet Israel 2017

PI Salil Vadhan, PI Kobbi Nissim, and Senior Researcher Marco Gaboardi Presented at the Third Biennial Secure and Trustworthy CyberSpace Principal Investigators' Meeting (SaTC PI Meeting '17)

On January 9-11, PI Salil Vadhan, PI Kobbi Nissim, and Senior Researcher Marco Gaboardi Presented at the Third Biennial Secure and Trustworthy CyberSpace Principal Investigators' Meeting (SaTC PI Meeting '17) in Arlington Virginia. 

The NSF SaTC PI Meeting is a biennial forum of the SaTC research community where leading experts from academia, industry, and Federal agencies come together to discuss game changing challenges resulting from the global adoption of cyberspace by:

Berkman Klein Center Seeks Applications for 2017 Summer Internship Program

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society is now accepting applications for its 2017 Summer Internship Program! The application deadline for all students for summer 2017 is Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET 

The Berkman Klein Center is looking to engage a diverse group of students who are interested in studying -- and changing the world through -- the Internet and new technologies; who are driven, funny, and kind; and who would like to join an amazing community in Cambridge this summer for 10 weeks of shared research and exchange.

For more… Read more about Berkman Klein Center Seeks Applications for 2017 Summer Internship Program

Privacy Tools Project Featured in Harvard Law Review

Project member Urs Gasser has published Recoding Privacy Law: Reflections on the Future Relationship Among Law, Technology, and Privacy in the Harvard Law Review. This article discusses the development of privacy tools that integrate legal and technical approaches to privacy. Gasser cites contributions by Micah Altman and Latanya Sweeney, and refers to the… Read more about Privacy Tools Project Featured in Harvard Law Review

Berkman Klein Center Seeks Fellow for Privacy Initiatives

Project and Fellowship Description:

Working collaboratively with faculty and senior research staff from the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, the fellow’s primary responsibilities will be to provide managerial support and substantive contributions to the Berkman Center’s research on the legal and policy dimensions of online privacy across multiple projects, with specific tasks including but not limited to:

Team Members Kobbi Nissim, Jon Ullman, and Adam Smith to Speak at the 7th Annual Bar-llan Winter School on Cryptography

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). Team member Kobbi Nissim is… Read more about Team Members Kobbi Nissim, Jon Ullman, and Adam Smith to Speak at the 7th Annual Bar-llan Winter School on Cryptography