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SEDA GÜRSES, KU LEUVEN
FWO POST-DOC

 

Seda Gürses is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at CITP, Princeton University and an FWO fellow at COSIC, University of Leuven in Belgium. She works on privacy and requirements engineering, privacy enhancing technologies and surveillance. Previously she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Media, Culture and Communications Department at NYU Steinhardt and at the Information Law Institute at NYU Law School, where she was also part of the Intel Science and Technology Center on Social Computing. She completed her PhD at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Leuven, where she was also a member of the Privacy and Identity Management Group at COSIC in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

 

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Presentation abstract

PARADIGMS OF PRIVACY ENGINEERING

The number of privacy debacles of the last years in social networks, web tracking, NSA/GCHQ surveillance, and mass scale breaches have been adding up. Contrary to claims that “privacy is dead”, the popularity of court cases with national and international implications, like Apple vs. FBI, are indicators that people around the world do care about their privacy, and the ambition to design and maintain systems that respond to relevant privacy issues can no longer be dismissed as “anti-progressivism”. However, assuming it is meant to be more than marketing, getting privacy right is challenging. The emerging field of privacy engineering responds to this challenge. It intends to address the gap between privacy research and and engineering practice by systematizing and evaluating methods, techniques and tools to capture and address privacy issues while engineering information systems. In this lecture, I will give an overview of privacy research paradigms in computer science and the nascent field of privacy engineering.

 

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