UMSI represented at PrivacyCon 2017

PrivacyCon 2017 brought together researchers, academics, consumer advocates and policy makers to collaborate and address the privacy and security implications of emerging technologies.  There were 18 presentations at the conference on topics such as big data, mobile privacy, consumer privacy expectations and information security. Two of those presentations had UMSI involvement.  

Sebastian Zimmeck, of Carnegie Mellon University, presented a paper he co-authored with UMSI Assistant Professor Florian Schaub, “Automated Analysis of Privacy Requirements for Mobile Apps.” The research presented was funded by the National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. 

Chanda Phelan, UMSI PhD student, presented “It’s Creepy but It Doesn’t Bother Me.” The study was co-authored with UMSI associate professor Cliff Lampe and UMSI professor and associate dean for research and faculty affairs Paul Resnick. Their paper won an Honorable Mention at the 2016 Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 16). The research presented was funded by Google’s Social Interactions Focused Program. 

PrivacyCon is a high-profile event that connects the top privacy researchers in the country with policy makers and government agencies. The FTC's first PrivacyCon was attended by more than 300 people and another 1,500 people connected via webcast.

Click here to see the panel featuring Chandra Phelan. Her presentation starts around the 10:30 mark.

Posted January 16, 2017