Privacy

Related Faculty

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Professor
Bio-sensory computing; brainwave authentication; information economics and policy
Chris Hoofnagle
Adjunct Professor
Internet law, information privacy, consumer protection, cybersecurity, computer crime, regulation of technology, edtech
Headshot of Professor Deirdre K. Mulligan
Professor
privacy, fairness, human rights, cybersecurity, technology and governance, values in design

Recent Publications

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Aug 2, 2020

When you go to a new healthcare clinic in the United States, doctors and nurses pull up your patient record based on your name and birthdate.  Sometimes it’s not your chart they pull up.  This is not only a healthcare problem; it’s a data science problem.

May 8, 2019

This paper reviews HCI research on privacy and design to discuss how utilizing a broader range of design methods from HCI can help support “privacy by design” efforts.

Dec 15, 2018

What can machines know about the mind? This dissertation seeks to understand people’s beliefs about this question: how these beliefs affect and arise from interactions with digital sensors, from prior beliefs about the mind and the body; and how these beliefs may shape the design of technical systems in the future.

The purpose of this dissertation is twofold. First, it surfaces that the boundary between sensing bodies and sensing minds is unstable, deeply entangled with social context and beliefs about the body and mind. Second, it proposes the porousness of this boundary as a site for studying the role that biosensing devices will play in near future. As biosensors creep into smart watches, bands, and ingestibles, their ability to divine not just what these bodies do, but what they think and feel, presents an under-explored avenue for understanding and imagining how thesetechnologies will come to matter in the course of life.

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Privacy news

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Twenty leading experts in data privacy and cryptography, including Prof. Deirdre Mulligan and Ph.D. student Nitin Kohli, filed an amicus brief in support of the Census Bureau’s use of “differential privacy” to protect the privacy of census respondents. 

Josh Blumenstock

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, hundreds of millions of citizens of low-income countries are being left without work or income. Assistant Professor Joshua Blumenstock discusses new methods to combat this.

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