Data protection and privacy are growing concerns in our ever more connected world. Some believe that over the next decade, data privacy will be recognized as one of society’s most pressing problems. Therefore, the School of Information Sciences in collaboration with the European Union Center at the University of Illinois is pleased to offer this timely seminar series which brings world class privacy experts of diverse backgrounds and perspectives to share their points of view with us each month.
Privacy is ultimately about people. User studies and experiments provide insights on users’ privacy needs, concerns, and expectations, which are essential to understand what a system’s actual privacy issues are from a user perspective. Drawing on the speaker’s research on privacy notices and controls in different contexts, from cookie consent notices to smartspeakers, this talk discusses how and why privacy controls are often misaligned with user needs, how public policy aimed at protecting privacy often falls short, and how a human-centric approach to privacy design and engineering can yield usable and useful privacy protections that more effectively meet users’ needs and might also benefit companies.
You will need to register in advance via this link in order to join these virtual meetings.
Data Privacy Seminar Series Fall 2021 Speakers:
Lecture 1, September 16, 2021, 12-1pm, Jonathan Fox
Lecture 2, October 21, 2021, 12-1pm, Bruce Schneier
Lecture 3, November 11, 2021, 12-1pm, Alessandro Acquisti
Lecture 4, November 30, 2021, 12-1pm, Florian Schaub