April 2014

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.

As a follow-up, OSTP also released a Request for Information seeking public comment on the ways in which big data may impact privacy, the economy, and public Read more about Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and Big Data: Response to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Request for Information

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

Many smartphone apps collect personal information used for a variety of purposes - such as Read more about Apr 7: "Investigating privacy issues related to mobile devices. Are current transparency mechanisms working?"

"Transparency establishes trust" (Latanya Sweeney, Chief Technologist, FTC)

Latanya Sweeney, currently Chief Technologist at the FTC, just published a blog post entitled "Transparency Establishes Trust" about her work on the sharing of health data.

Transparency Establishes Trust

We are amidst an era of open data –a period in which we share details of our personal lives widely in exchange for all kinds of services, often trusting companies with our most intimate facts. Sharing information about our personal lives has fostered technological innovations and influenced more transparency in Read more about "Transparency establishes trust" (Latanya Sweeney, Chief Technologist, FTC)