Privacy in the Digital Age - CS 5436 / INFO 5303

This course surveys the current state of digital privacy from multiple perspectives, including technology, law, policy, ethics, and economics. Cases to be studied are online tracking, surveillance, big data, privacy engineering, Internet of Things (including quantified self), biometrics, and Internet censorship. Each module will include a session devoted to relevant technologies in addition to a session devoted to ethical, social, and policy analysis.


Textbook: Nissenbaum. "Privacy in Context".


Jan 26. Course overview.
Jan 31. Concepts of privacy. Feb 2. Contextual integrity (part I). Feb 7. Web tracking. Feb 14. Legal landscape of privacy. Feb 16. Contextual integrity (part II). Feb 23. Todd Ruback
    Chief Privacy Officer, Ghostery
Feb 28. Big data and machine learning. Mar 2. Courtney Bowman
    Privacy and Civil Liberties Engineer, Palantir Technologies
Mar 7. Anonymity and re-identification. Mar 9. Privacy policies. Mar 16. Mobile and cross-device tracking. Mar 21. Lorrie Cranor
    Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
    Former Chief Technologist, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Mar 23. Kiel Brennan-Marquez
    Research Fellow, New York University and Yale University
Mar 28. Rebecca Richards
    Civil Liberties and Privacy Director, National Security Agency
Mar 30. SSL/TLS and network surveillance. Apr 11. Blockchain privacy (guest lecture by Phil Daian). Apr 13. Menotti Minutillo
    Manager, Privacy Engineering, Uber
Apr 18. Jennifer Romano-Bergstrom
    User Experience Researcher, Facebook
Apr 20. Privacy engineering. Obfuscation as a privacy technology. Apr 25. Vinay Goel
    Privacy Analyst, Google
Apr 27. Privacy in the "Internet of Things."
May 2. Anonymity networks and Tor.
May 4. "Dark Web."
May 9. Project presentations.


Lecture notes


Spring 2017
Tue Thu 1:00p - 2:15p
Helen Nissenbaum

Vitaly Shmatikov