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Tue Dec 10 11:45:29 PST 2019



(Open to the press and the general public)

Although there has been significant public attention to the civil
liberties issues of data surveillance over the past few years, there
has been little discussion of the actual techniques that could be
employed in any but the most restricted settings. Likewise, there has
been little discussion of methods and technologies for conducting
data surveillance while respecting privacy and preserving civil

Our keynote speaker will be:

	Bob Popp, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Aptima, Inc., and
formerly Deputy of the Information Awareness Office and Total
Information Awareness (TIA) program, Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency (DARPA).

His talk will be on "A Vision for Countering Terrorism Through
Information and Privacy Protection Technologies,"

Other featured speakers include:

Morning Sessions

-- Kenneth Mandl, MD, M.P.H., Harvard Medical School Center for
Biomedical Informatics and the Children's Hospital Informatics
Program at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
--- "Real Time Automated Disease Surveillance: Opportunities and

-- Jeff Ubois, Internet Archive --- "Web Logs, Privacy, and Data

-- Lew Oleinick, Privacy Technology Advisor for the Defense Logistics
Agency. --- "The Federal Interagency RFID Working Group."

-- Latanya Sweeney, Ph.D., Director, Laboratory for International
Data Privacy; Associate Professor of Computer Science, Technology and
Policy, Carnegie Mellon University --- "What Homeland Security Can
Learn From the Homeless: The P3Tracker System."

Afternoon Sessions

-- Philippe Golle, Ph.D., Palo Alto Research Center. --- "Self-
Enforcing Privacy"

-- Rafail Ostrovsky, Ph.D., Director, Center for Information and
Computation Security; Professor, Computer Science Department,
University of California, Los Angeles --- "Private Searching on
Streaming Data."

-- Johannes Gehrke, Ph.D., Associate Director, Cornell Theory Center;
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Sciences, Cornell
University --- "Data Privacy and Background Knowledge."

-- Brad Malin, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University --- "Fraud
Detection; DNA Data Privacy, and De-identification,"

-- John Bliss, J.D., Privacy Strategist, Entity Analytic Solutions,
IBM Software Group

-- Rebecca Wright, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Privacy,
Obligations, and Rights in Technologies of Information Assessment
(PORTIA) project; Associate Professor, Stevens Institute of
Technology. --- "Progress on the PORTIA Project in Privacy-Preserving
Data Mining."

Closing Speaker:

James Bamford, J.D., Author, The Puzzle Palace and Body of Secrets

Are you interested in coming?

The workshop is free but you must register to attend.

For more information on the workshop and to register, please visit
the conference website:

If you have any further questions, please contact me:

Simson L. Garfinkel
Postdoctoral Fellow and Conference Program Chair
simsong at

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