Carnegie Mellon University

Current Topics in Privacy Seminar

The Current Topics in Privacy Seminar is a three-credit course (17-702) taught in the Fall and Spring semesters. Members of the university community are invited to participate in the seminar even if they are not enrolled in the course. In this seminar course students will discuss recent papers and current public policy issues related to privacy. Privacy professionals from industry, government, and non-profits will deliver several guest lectures each semester. 

Members of the CMU community interested in receiving notifications about the seminars each week should contact the course instructor to request to be added to the email list. 

Instructors:  Professor Norman Sadeh and Timothy Libert

Time and location: Thursdays, 12:00-1:20 PM.  All seminars will be held in Hamburg Hall, 1002 (Unless otherwise noted).

01/17/19 - Introduction - Professor Norman Sadeh and Timothy Libert

1/24/19 - Camille Cobb, University of Washington - "Peer to Peer Privacy in Social and Communications Applications"

01/31/19 - Rebecca Weiss, Mozilla - "Firefox Data Collection Policies"  (This seminar will be held in Hamburg Hall 1206)

02/07/19 - Nishant Bhajaria, Google - "Privacy Engineering: how you can help innovate with and protect data"

02/14/19 - Timothy Libert

2/21/19 -  Seminar Cancelled

02/28/19 - Gabriela Zanifir-Fortuna, Future of Privacy Forum - "Taming of the Shrew: Could the GDPR really keep in check the Data Age?"

03/07/19 -  No Seminar

03/21/19 - Joe Calandrino, Federal Trade Commission - "Protecting Consumers in a Technical World"

03/28/19 -Joe Turow

04/04/19 - Book Presentations 1  

04/18/19 - Book Presentations 2

04/25/19 - Lalitha Sankar, Arizona State University - "Generative Adversarial Privacy: A Data-driven Approach

05/02/19 - Chi Practice Talks