Privacy in a Networked World

CS578A/SOC551 Spring 2017

Class Meetings: Mondays, 3:00–5:30pm, E.A.S. 231

Instructor: Antonio R. Nicolosi
Office hours: Tuesday & Wednesdays, 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.

Readings

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 ]
  5. Crypto basics [ l5d.txt | l5s.txt | l5i.txt | ref5-1.html ]
  6. Student presentations—Book readings [ books.html ]
  7. Web privacy—Defenses: Anonymous network connectivity [ l7d.txt | ref7-1.txt | ref7-2.txt | ref7-3.html ]
  8. Private data analysis I: k-anonymity and other classical techniques [ ref8-1.pdf | ref8-2.pdf ]
  9. Private data analysis II: De-anonymization attacks [ ref9-1.pdf | ref9-2.pdf |
  10. Private data analysis III: Differential privacy [ ref10-1.pdf | ref10-2.pdf ]
  11. Private data analysis III: More on differential privacy [ ref11-opt.pdf ]
  12. Private data analysis IV: Multiparty computation [ ref12-1.pdf | ref12-2.pdf ]
  13. Private data analysis IV: More on multiparty computation [ ref12-1.pdf | ref12-2.pdf ]
  14. Student presentations—term projects [ projects.html ]


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