Information Access Seminar

“The Hsing Yun Wen Ji Application Project” and “Privacy and Data Protection by Design”

Friday, February 6, 2015
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Miao Lung Shih & Jaap-Henk Hoepman

The Hsing Yun Wen Ji Application Project: Spreading Humanistic Buddhism to the Younger Generation
Miao Lung Shih and others

In the age of technology, teaching and spreading religion should be updated to the mobile age. The younger generation is noticeably more involved with accessing information through apps on mobile devices, and so keeping up the times is of the utmost importance to appeal to these individuals. The 星雲文集 (Hsing Yun Wen Ji) project was founded in 2013 with the aim of spreading the teachings of the Venerable Master Hsing Yun, representative of Humanistic Buddhism, to the younger generation.

Privacy and Data Protection by Design
Jaap-Henk Hoepman, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) recently published a report on "Privacy and Data Protection by Design". It contributes to bridging the gap between the legal framework and the available technological implementation measures by providing an inventory of existing approaches, privacy design strategies, and technical building blocks of various degrees of maturity from research and development. As one of the co-authors of the report I will give an overview of its contents and engage in a discussion with the audience on the general topic of designing privacy by design.

The Venerable Dr. Miao Lung Shih works at the Digital Buddhist Office of the San Francisco San Bao Temple of the International Buddhist Progress Society (Fo Guang Shan).

Jaap-Henk Hoepman is associate professor of privacy-enhancing protocols and privacy by design in the Digital Security group at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences of the Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. He is also scientific director of the Privacy & Identity Lab. His main research interest are privacy by design and privacy-friendly protocols for identity management and the Internet of Things.

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March 26, 2015