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Alexandra Wood and James Honaker Present at Boston College Law Program Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Privacy Tools Project members Alexandra Wood and James Honaker presented at the Boston College Law Program Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. They spoke on the subject of "Turning Challenge into Opportunity: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Privacy and Security." For more informaiton, please visit ...

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Alexandra Wood Presents at Boston University Cyber Security, Law, and Society Alliance Seminar

Privacy Tools Project member Alexandra Wood presented on "Bridging Privacy Definitions: Differential Privacy and Privacy Concepts from Law and Policy" at the Boston University Cyber Security, Law, and Society Alliance Seminar on March 12, 2018. (details here: https://www.bu.edu/hic/2018/02/06/mar12...

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Census Bureau Issues Request for Information

The Census Bureau has issued a request for information regarding Privacy Preserving Implementations Auditing. The Bureau will use the information gathered in support of the 2020 Census of Population and Households, the 2017 Economic Census, and other data products produced by the Census Bureau. The information is intended to help the Census Bureau learn more about the capabilities of the marketplace for software auditing and formal evaluations for privacy vulnerabilities. Although answers to these questions are optional, the Census Bureau encourages companies to submit responses...

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Register for "Privacy Tools for Data Sharing" Workshop on December 11th

Please join us on Monday, December 11th, 2017, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM EST, for a workshop on "Privacy Tools for Data Sharing: Lessons Learned and Directions Forward." 

Spring 2018 marks the end of an interdisciplinary, 5-year NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontier Project “Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data” at Harvard University. This one-day workshop will bring past and present project participants together with potential users of privacy tools from academia, government, and industry to examine the goals and accomplishments of the project (including practical...

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Applications Open for Summer 2018 Research Opportunities

The Privacy Tools Project is now accepting applications for summer 2018 research opportunities. The project seeks students, interns, postdocs, and visiting researchers in Computer Science, Statistics, Government, Mathematics, Law, and Social Sciences with Quantitative Experience, particularly those with an interest in learning about or working on Data Privacy. For more information, please visit this page and scroll to the...

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CRCS Call for Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars

The Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) solicits applications for its Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars Programs for the 2018-2019 academic year. CRCS provides Postdoctoral Fellows with an annual salary plus travel and research funding to allow Fellows to engage in independent research. Fellows typically spend between one to three years at CRCS. Visiting Scholars ordinarily bring their own support, but CRCS occasionally offers supplemental funding.

We seek researchers enthusiastic to interact with computer scientists and colleagues...

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Michael Bar-Sinai Presents PolicyModels in Demo at FORCE2017

Privacy Tools Team Member Michael Bar-Sinai will present PolicyModels at the FORCE2017 Research Communication and e-Scholarship Conference on October 26th and 27th. On Thursday the 26th, there will be a 2-hour demo on PolicyModels. On Friday the 27th, there will be a hackathon. For information on what PolicyModels is all about, please watch this video. Read more about Michael Bar-Sinai Presents PolicyModels in Demo at FORCE2017

Privacy Tools Team Members among the Organizers and Speakers at DIMACS Workshop on Barriers to Data Sharing

DIMACS Workshop on Barriers to Data Sharing
October 23 - 24, 2017
CoRE Building, Rutgers University
http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/Barriers/

This workshop will bring together computer scientists, legal scholars,
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Privacy Tools Members & Alumni Present at ITCS 2017

Mark Bun, Cynthia Dwork, Guy Rothblum and Thomas Steinke presented the poster, "Composable and Versatile Privacy via Truncated CDP" at Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science Conference (ITCS 2017).