Privacy in a Networked World

CS578A/SOC551 Spring 2017

Class Meetings: Mondays, 3:00–5:30pm, Burchard 229

Instructor: Antonio R. Nicolosi
Office hours: Wednesday & Thursdays, 1:00–2:00pm, 317 North

Course Description

This course focuses on both the technical challenges of handling sensitive data and the policy and legal issues facing data subjects, data owners, and data users. This course is suitable for advanced undergraduate computer science majors and graduate students in computer science with suitable background knowledge of IT security techniques. Course readings draw on a variety of sources, including both technical materials and the popular press. Student participation is encouraged, both in and out of the classroom (e.g., student presentations and email/online discussions). The course includes a privacy-related project.


Work Load Breakdown & Grading

Topics Outline

Suggested Book Readings

Syllabus (partial)

  1. Conceptualizing privacy [ l1.pdf | ref1-1.html | ref1-2.pdf ]
  2. Privacy, identity & anonymity [ l2.pdf | ref2-1.pdf | ref2-2.html ]
  3. (Self-)Regulatory approaches to protecting privacy & on-line privacy policies [ l3d.txt | ref3-1.txt | ref3-2.pdf | ref3-3.pdf ]
  4. Web privacy—Threats: User tracking [ ref4-1.pdf | ref4-2.pdf | ref4-3.pdf ]

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