CMU Privacy Day

Thursday, January 28, 2016

An event celebrating International Data Privacy Day

CMU hosts Dr. Lorrie Cranor and Dr. Norman Sadeh invite you to join us at CMU to celebrate Privacy Day.

About Data Privacy Day

Join us on January 28, 2016 for CMU Privacy Day 2016 at Carnegie Mellon University. CMU Privacy Day celebrates the International Data Privacy Day with an exciting schedule of privacy-related events. All Privacy day events at CMU are open to the public. No registration is required.

Data Privacy Day is an international effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint. For more information, please visit

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, January 28, 2016

11:00am –1:00pm

Privacy Clinic
Learn how to protect your privacy
Outside the Connan Room, Cohon University Center

1:30pm – 2:30pm

CMU Privacy Day Keynote
Making Privacy Work for Everyone

Ed Felten, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Introduction by Prof. Andrew Moore, Dean, School of Computer Science, CMU
Rangos 1 & 2, Cohon University Center

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Panel Discussion
Following the keynote presentation.
Moderator: Prof. Ramayya Krishanan, Dean, Heinz School of Management and Public Policy, CMU
Rangos 1 & 2, Cohon University Center

3:30pm – 5pm

Privacy Research Poster Session & Reception
Learn more about current privacy research at CMU.
Outside the Connan Room, Cohon University Center

All events take place at the Jared L. Cohon University Center on the Carnegie Mellon campus.
Please consult the campus map to find your way around.

CMU Privacy Day Keynote

Making Privacy Work for Everyone
Ed Felten, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer

Introduction by Prof. Andrew Moore, Dean, School of Computer Science, CMU

About the Speaker
Dr. Ed Felten is currently serving at the White House as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer. He is also the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. Dr. Felten's research interests include computer security and privacy, and public policy issues relating to information technology. Specific topics include software security, Internet security, electronic voting, cybersecurity policy, technology for government transparency, network neutrality and Internet policy.

To learn more about Ed Felten visit his website or follow him on twitter.

Keynote livestream

Panel Discussion


Privacy Clinic

Learn how to protect your privacy

Privacy Clinic

Privacy Day will feature a Privacy Clinic. Come to our Privacy Clinic to learn how to protect your privacy. CMU’s information privacy and security students will educate you and answer your questions about privacy risks and remedies concerning many topics, including:

  • Online Behavioral Advertising
  • Privacy settings on social media
  • Phishing
  • Private Browsing
  • Privacy on mobile devices
  • Censorship and free speech tools
  • Bank Privacy: A Large-Scale Comparison of Financial Institutions' Privacy Practices
  • Privacy illustrated: What does privacy mean to you?
  • Ask the ISO: What do we watch on the network and how do we protect your privacy (presented by CMU's Information Security Office)

Refreshments will be provided.

Privacy Research Poster Session & Reception

Privacy Research at Carnegie Mellon University

Privacy Research Poster Session

Join us at the privacy research poster session and reception after the panel discussion. Learn more about privacy research activities at Carnegie Mellon University and meet privacy researchers and students. Refreshments will be provided.

The following research projects will be presented:

  • Can personalized face composites be used for implicit and covert targeted advertising? (Presenter: Sonam Samat)
  • Personalized Privacy Assistant for Mobile Apps (Presenter: Bin Liu)
  • CrowdVerify: Effectively Summarizing Terms & Conditions Documents (Presenter: Annabel Sun)
  • Expecting the Unexpected: Understanding Mismatched Privacy Expectations Online (Presenter: Ashwini Rao)
  • The Usable Privacy Policies Project: Towards Effective Web Privacy Notice & Choice (Presenter: Florian Schaub)
  • Developing a Browser Plugin for Web Privacy through Iterative and User-centered Design (Presenter: Mads Schaarup Andersen)
  • Visualizing Privacy Policies with Practice Annotations (Presenter: Sushain Cherivirala)
  • Answering Questions about Privacy Policies Using Crowdsourcing and Automated Text Analysis (Presenter: Aswarth Dara)
  • ProtectMyPrivacy: Detecting and Mitigating Privacy Leaks On Mobile Devices (Presenters: Nishad Gothoskar & Vikram Shanker)
  • PrivacyGrade: Grading the Privacy of Smartphone Apps (Presenter: Bharadwaj Ramachandran)
  • Enforcing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) on Mobile Apps (Presenters: Udit Gupta, Vishruta Rudresh & Apurv Bhargava)
  • PrivacyProxy: A Customs Agent for Mobile Apps (Presenter: Kevin Ku)
  • Teen Safety in the Digital World: Experts’ Views on Digital Parenting Strategies (Presenter: Abigail Marsh)
  • Your Location has been Shared 5,398 Times! A Field Study on Mobile App Privacy Nudging (Presenter: Hazim Almuhimedi)
  • Sharing personal content online: exploring channel choice and multi-channel behaviors (Presenter: Manya Sleeper)
  • A Large-Scale Evaluation of U.S. Financial Institutions' Standardized Privacy Notices (Presenter: Blase Ur)
  • Combatting IC Counterfeiting Using Secure Chip Odometers (Presenter: Nail Etkin Can Akkaya & Ken Mai)
  • PrivOnto: Towards an Ontology Framework for the Usable Privacy Policy Project (Presenter: Alessandro Oltramari)

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CMU Privacy Day is an annual event. Browse the programs of recent years.