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2016-2017 BIGDATA@CSAIL TALKS



 

EVENTS

 

 

BIGDATA@CSAIL DATA PRIVACY SERIES: HOW PRIVATE IS YOUR PRIVACY?

Privacy has become well-recognized as an important and challenging problem, not only for academics, but for private industry, regulators, and governments. One of the challenges we face with respect to privacy is to understand how effective privacy approaches and technologies are at contributing to overall privacy. We have invited speakers from all of these areas to talk not only about their work on various approaches to dealing with “the privacy problem”, but also to discuss their views and techniques for evaluating their approaches.

First Speaker: Professor Vinod Vaikuntanathan, MIT CSAIL
Title: Computing on Encrypted Data

Abstract: The basic nature of encryption has always been all-or-nothing: anyone who knows the secret key can decode and recover the entire data; but, without the key, nothing can be revealed. The requirements of our modern computing world raise fundamentally new challenges: Can we compute on encrypted data without decrypting it, and without knowledge of the secret key? Which functions can be computed this way? Who can learn the results of such computations? In this talk, I will present homomorphic encryption and functional encryption schemes, two powerful methods of computing on encrypted data.
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 10am - 11am, EDT


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Topic: BigData@CSAIL Data Privacy Series: How Private is Your Privacy?

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 10:00am, EDT

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Second Speaker: Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor, Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
                                                                      Director CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Lab, Chief Technologist, US Federal Trade Commission

Title: Designing and Evaluating Notice & Consent

Abstract: Dr. Cranor will explain the need for notice and consent and the problems with providing it in an IoT world. She will present a taxonomy of notice options based on her research, and discuss the selection of effective notice and consent mechanisms suitable for a given system or device, particularly as companies are constrained by interfaces on mobile devices, wearables, and smart home devices. She will also describe ways to evaluate the effectiveness of a notice in the context in which it is used and provide examples from her research.
 
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Topic: BigData@CSAIL Data Privacy Series: How Private is Your Privacy?

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 11:00am, EDT
 
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