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Alexandra Wood and Stephen Chong to speak on "Robot Lawyers: Automating Legal Compliance for Transferring Private Data"

Privacy Tools team members Alexandra Wood and Stephen Chong are giving a talk on "Robot Lawyers: Automating Legal Compliance for Transferring Private Data." The talk will be on May 14th at 2:00pm at the Boston University School of Law. For more information, please visit https://www.bu.edu/law/news-events/events-calendar/?eid=209434.

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Alexander Goldberg Wins Hoopes Prize for Undergraduate Thesis: “Towards Differentially Private Inference on Network Data”

Alexander Goldberg, a graduating senior at Harvard University, has been awarded the Hoopes Prize for his undergraduate thesis, "Towards Differentially Private Inference on Network Data." This project was supervised and nominated by Privacy Tools Project Principal Investigator Salil Vadhan. Congratulations Alexander! Read more about Alexander Goldberg Wins Hoopes Prize for Undergraduate Thesis: “Towards Differentially Private Inference on Network Data”

Latanya Sweeney Holds Public Debate with French Secretary of State for Digital Commerce; Consults with President Macron on Tricolor Strategy on Artificial Intelligence

Privacy Tools Principal Investigator Latanya Sweeney held a public debate with the French Secretary of State for Digital Commerce about open data and AI algorithms. This debate was televised on French national television. Sweeney consulted with French President Emmanel Macron and joined him at the College de France as he presented the Tricolor Strategy on Artificial Intelligence. This groundbreaking public announcement revealed that there will be open data in France and that all AI algorithms used by the French government for decision-making will be made public, which will...

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Comments Cited in Future of Privacy Forum's Final Report on City of Seattle's Open Data Program

Comments by members of the Privacy Tools Team (Alexandra Wood, Micah Altman, Suso Baleato, and Salil Vadhan, Comments to the Future of Privacy Forum, Re: City of Seattle Open Data Risk Assessment (Oct. 2, 2017)) were cited repeatedly in the Future of Privacy Forum's final report on the City of Seattle's open data program (... Read more about Comments Cited in Future of Privacy Forum's Final Report on City of Seattle's Open Data Program

Kimia Mavon wins Venky Award for Community Building

Privacy Tools Program Manager Kimia Mavon has been awarded the Venkatesh "Venky" Narayanamurti Award for Mentoring and Community Building for her role as Manager of the Center for Research on Computation and Society. Kimia has served CRCS and Privacy Tools tirelessly for four years, coordinating all our projects and events. We're so pleased to honor her contribution to Harvard!

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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