Event Title

Balancing Privacy and Surveillance

Streaming Media

Infographic

Description

Government agencies want to identify criminals and disruptive elements before they can act. Commercial entities want to better understand potential customers. In both cases, greater monitoring and data analysis can provide answers to questions such as “Is she going to commit a robbery?” and “What does he want to buy?” The downside to this is that extensive surveillance and analysis also catches lots of material that is innocent…and that we don’t want to share.

In this talk I’ll discuss some of the tradeoffs we see in personal privacy and increased surveillance. I’ll also outline some of the approaches that have been suggested as means to limit surveillance and regain control over (parts of) our personal privacy.

Location

STEW214AB

Start Date

9-24-2015 1:30 PM

DOI

10.5703/1288284315979

 
Sep 24th, 1:30 PM

Balancing Privacy and Surveillance

STEW214AB

Government agencies want to identify criminals and disruptive elements before they can act. Commercial entities want to better understand potential customers. In both cases, greater monitoring and data analysis can provide answers to questions such as “Is she going to commit a robbery?” and “What does he want to buy?” The downside to this is that extensive surveillance and analysis also catches lots of material that is innocent…and that we don’t want to share.

In this talk I’ll discuss some of the tradeoffs we see in personal privacy and increased surveillance. I’ll also outline some of the approaches that have been suggested as means to limit surveillance and regain control over (parts of) our personal privacy.