CMU Privacy Day

Friday, January 26, 2018

An event celebrating International Data Privacy Day

About Data Privacy Day

Join us on January 26, 2018 for CMU Privacy Day 2018 at Carnegie Mellon University. CMU is celebrating the International Data Privacy Day by presenting privacy research and practical advice on protecting privacy online. Privacy Day is open to the public, and 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

Friday, January 26, 2018

11:00am –1:00pm

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

11:00am –1:00pm

Privacy Research Poster Session
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.

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:

  • Privacy Illustrated (Website)
  • Tools and Tips to Create Strong Passwords (PDF)
  • What Does Private Browsing Mode Really Protect You From?
  • Online Tracking and Targeted Ads (PDF)
  • Smartphone Privacy Settings (PDF)
  • Tracker Blocker (Website)
  • How to be Private on Facebook
  • Protect Your Privacy with Snapchat
  • Teaching Computers to Read Privacy Policies (Website)

Refreshments will be provided.

Privacy Research Poster Session

Privacy Research at Carnegie Mellon University

Privacy Research Poster Session

Visit the poster session to learn more about privacy research at Carnegie Mellon University and meet privacy researchers and students. Refreshments will be provided.

The following research projects will be presented:

  • Which Apps have Privacy Policies? (Presenter: Peter Story) (PDF)
  • Why does this app need my Location? Context-Aware Privacy Management on Smartphones (Presenter: Saksham Chitkara) (PDF)
  • The Usable Privacy Policy Project (Presenter: Sebastian Zimmeck) (PDF)
  • Automated Analysis of Privacy Requirements for Mobile Apps (Presenter: Roger Iyengar) (PDF)
  • The Creation and Analysis of a Website Privacy Policy Corpus (Presenter: Aswarth Abhilash Dara) (PDF)
  • To Block Ads or Not To: How Efficient are Ad-Blocking Tools (Presenters: Jianlan Zhu, Ao Chen, Fan Yang) (PDF)
  • Mobile App Compliance System (Website)
  • Personalized Privacy Assistant for IoT (Presenter: Daniel Smullen) (PDF)
  • A Personalized Privacy Assistant for Mobile App Permissions (Presenters: Aerin Zhang) (PDF)
  • Beaver: A Sybil-Resistant Decentralized Anonymous Marketplace with Private Reviews (Presenter: Kyle Soska) (PDF)
  • Publicly Shared Photos of Children and Privacy Implications (Presenters: Sharada Boda) (PDF)
  • Improving Data Breach Notifications For Organizations (Presenters: Zhuo Chen) (PDF)
  • Privacy Expectations and Preferences in an IoT World (Presenter: Pardis Emami-Naeini) (PDF)
  • Helping Android Developers Write Privacy-Preserving Apps (Presenter: Tianshi Li) (PDF)
  • Out of Touch, Out of Time: Tensions Around Device Time Limits in the Family (Presenter: Abby Marsh)(PDF)


In the Past

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

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