CMU Privacy Day

January 28, 2020

An event celebrating International Data Privacy Day. Event takes place at the Simmons Auditorium at Tepper School of Business on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

About Data Privacy Day

Join us on January 28, 2020 for CMU Privacy Day 2020 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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  • Prof. Lorrie Faith Cranor (co-chair)
  • Prof. Timothy Libert (co-chair)
  • Prof. Norman Sadeh (co-chair)

Schedule of Events

Jan 28 2020

11:00am –1:00pm

Privacy Clinic
Learn how to protect your privacy.

11:00am –1:00pm

Privacy Research Poster Session
Learn more about current privacy research at CMU.

11:00am –1:00pm

Free lunch provided while you learn about privacy.

All events take place at the Simmons Auditorium at Tepper School of Business 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:

  • IAPP Presentation(Presenter: Kristin Budris)
  • Using Purposes To Improve App Privacy(Presenter: Mike Czapik)
  • CMU ISO/Cybersecurity(Presenter: Joe Magliocca)
  • Tips for Creating a Strong Password(Presenter: Lewei Li)
  • Privacy Illustrated(Presenter: Maggie Oates)
  • Password Game and Password Meter(Presenter: Josh Tan)

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:

  • The Best of Both Worlds (Android Study)(Presenter: Daniel Smullen)
  • IoT Privacy Infrastructure(Presenters: Yuanyuan Feng, Yaxing Yao)
  • Opt Out Easy(Presenter: Vinay Shekhar)
  • Question Answering for Privacy Policies(Presenter: Abhilasha Ravichander)
  • MAPS: Scaling Privacy Compliance Analysis to a Million Apps(Presenter: Peter Story)
  • A Personalized Privacy Assistant for Mobile App Permissions(Presenter: Aerin Zhang)
  • Nutrition Label for Cookie Policy(Presenter: Clare Hsu)
  • Standardized Privacy Notice for IoT Devices(Presenters: Shaohuang Mo, Dev Patel)
  • Password Managers Clinic(Presenter: Sarah Pearman)
  • Comparing Popular Ad and Tracker Blockers(Presenter: Lewei Li)
  • Coconut: An IDE Plugin for Developing Privacy-friendly Apps(Presenter: Tianshi Li)
  • Honeysuckle: A Developer Tool Suite for Generating Privacy Notice User Interfaces(Presenter: Tianshi Li)
  • Privacy Leaks in the Design of iOS App Groups(Presenter: Marjan Salamati-Pour)


In the Past

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

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