6th Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Robinson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
June 28 - June 30, 2006

Privacy Workshop  


Keynote: The Missing Link

Susan Landau, Sun Microsystems Laboratories

In recent decades, we have seen significant progress in the development of tools to protect privacy. We have similarly seen various policy developments, e.g., the 1980 OECD Guidelines on Privacy Protection and 1997 application to the Internet. But
Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow.
      (T.S. Eliot, "The Hollow Men")

One shadow is that while privacy policies abound, when data is collected, there are few or no rules governing its security (which is a crucial requirement for data privacy). A current instance of this concerns the recent requirement for data retention by the European Union. This talk discusses what is needed to get to:

Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Action.

Wednesday June 28 2006

The Fifth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS 2006) runs at Robinson College immediately preceding WEIS. PET participants are invited to attend the Wednesday morning WEIS session free of charge.

09:00--10:30 WEIS Session 9

  • The Economics of Mass Surveillance and the Questionable Value of Anonymous Communications
    George Danezis and Bettina Wittneben
  • Is There a Cost to Privacy Breaches? An Event Study
    Alessandro Acquisti, Allan Friedman and Rahul Telang
  • Financial Privacy for Free? US Consumers' Response to FACTA
    Alessandro Acquisti and Bin Zhang

10:30--11:00 Break

11:00--12:30 WEIS Session 10

  • Anonymity Loves Company: Usability and the Network Effect
    Roger Dingledine and Nick Mathewson
  • Collaborative Scheduling: Threats and Promises
    Rachel Greenstadt and Michael D. Smith
  • Adverse Selection in Online "Trust" Certifications
    Benjamin Edelman

Close of WEIS Workshop

12:30--14:00 Lunch

14:00--14:15 Welcome to PET 2006

14:15--15:30 Invited Talk

  • The Missing Link
    Susan Landau

15:30--15:45 Break

15:45--17:15 Session 1 -- Privacy in the Real World (Chair: Adam Shostack)

17:15 End of Session

17:20 & 17:40 Busses to Microsoft Research

18:00 Reception at Microsoft Research & PET Prize Ceremony

21:00 Return Bus to Robinson College

Thursday June 29 2006

08:30--10:30 Session 2: Privacy Policies (Chair: Jean Camp)

10:30--11:00 Break

11:00--12:30 Session 3: Privacy and the Real World, Low Level (Chair: David Molnar)

12:30--14:00 Lunch

14:00--16:00 Session 4: Anonymous Communication (Chair: Claudia Diaz)

16:00--16:30 Break

16:30--18:30 Rump Session

18:30 End of Session

'7:30 for 8 pm' PET Dinner, University Arms Hotel

Friday June 30 2006

09:00--10:30 Session 5: Private Multi-party Computation (Chair: Dennis Kugler)

10:30--11:00 Break

11:00--12:30 Session 6: Authentication and Cryptography (Chair: Nikita Borisov)

12:30--14:00 Lunch

14:00--16:00 Session 7: Traffic and Location Analysis (Chair: Alastair Beresford)

16:00 Closing Remarks

16:00 End of Session

Saturday July 1 2006

Punt trip (or hike) to Grantchester for a pub lunch


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