Saturday, November 12th 9:30am - 5:30pm Wolfensohn Hall Institute for Advanced Study
Differential privacy disentangles learning about a dataset as a whole from learning about an individual data contributor. Just now entering practice on a global scale, the demand for advanced differential privacy techniques and knowledge of basic skills is pressing. This symposium will provide an in-depth look at the current context for privacy-preserving statistical data analysis and an agenda for future research. This event is organized by Cynthia Dwork, of Microsoft Research, with...
The Privacy Tools 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 available positions and instructions on how to apply, please visit http://privacytools.seas.harvard.edu/participate/positions. For general information, email email@example.com....
Alexandra Wood, Privacy Tools team member and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center, presented at the Brussels Privacy Symposium, which is the first annual academic program jointly presented by the Brussels Privacy Hub of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF). The theme of the workshop was Identifiability: Policy and Practical Solutions for Anonymization and Pseudonymization.
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society is currently looking for 1-2 law students to help with research and analysis on privacy law and policy issues related to the Privacy Tools Project. For more information, please click here.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 4:00 p.m. Maxwell Dworkin G115
Abstract: Since modern science began, data have been a critical part of the scientific enterprise, not only for conducting science but also for communicating and validating scientific results. From the beginning, it was clear that for the scientific community to continually verify scientific results, the underlying data had to be made accessible. But that has not been, and is still not, always the case. In recent years however, public data...
The team is led by Privacy Tools Senior Researcher Kobbi Nissim as PI at Georgetown University, and includes Privacy Tools co-PIs Salil Vadhan and Urs Gasser at Harvard and our Collaborator Adam Smith at Penn State University. Their work for the Census Bureau will help improve the way we understand and implement our statutory mandate to protect the confidentiality of all respondent information in the Big Data era.
The National Privacy Research Strategy, released by NITRD and NSTC in July 2016, drew a number of ideas from and cited the Computing Community Consortium whitepaper "Towards a National a Privacy Research Strategy," whose writing was co-chaired by PI Vadhan in Spring 2016.
After the Dataverse Community Meeting, a workshop focused on tools helping open repositories currently addressing sensitive or private data will be held at Harvard Medical School. This workshop is a collaboration between the Dataverse team and the Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data group.
Room: Cannon Room, Building C, Harvard Medical School