The 5th International Workshop on

Privacy and Anonymity in the Information Society (PAIS)

March 30, 2012, Berlin (Germany)

Collocated with EDBT/ICDT 2012

Invited Talk
Dr. Rebecca N. Wright is the Keynote Speaker for PAIS 2012.

Title: Privacy and Accountability in the Information Society

Abstract: In this talk, we will discuss privacy and accountability. On the one hand, we will overview differential privacy and pan-privacy and some recent results in the area. On the other hand, we will introduce the paradigm of accountability as an alternative to prevention-based mechanisms and discuss whether accountability and anonymity can coexist.

Bio: Rebecca Wright is a professor in the Computer Science Department and Director of DIMACS at Rutgers. Earlier, she was a professor in the Computer Science Department at Stevens Institute of Technology and a researcher in the Secure Systems Research Department at AT&T Labs and AT&T Bell Labs. Her research spans the area of information security, including cryptography, privacy, foundations of computer security, and fault-tolerant distributed computing, as well as foundations of networking. Dr. Wright serves as an editor of the Journal of Computer Security, the International Journal of Information and Computer Security, and the Transactions on Data Privacy. She was a member of the board of directors of the International Association for Cryptologic Research from 2001 to 2005. She was Program Chair of Financial Cryptography 2003 and the 2006 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) and General Chair of Crypto 2002, and has also served on numerous program committees. She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University, a B.A. from Columbia University, and an honorary M.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology.

The invited talk is generously sponsored by MODAP (Mobility, Data Mining, and Privacy).