[Weizmann Tree LOGO] Privacy Day at the Weizmann Institute


Wednesday, July 12th 2006
Weizmann Institute of Science

Privacy is like oxygen. We really appreciate it only when it is gone.

                                                                                                   Charles J. Sykes

Government agencies and statistical bureaus have long been collecting large data sets on individuals. Nowadays, massive amounts of data are also gathered by private enterprises, and an ever-increasing amount of data is made available in digital form, and often accessible via a network. This of course raises the need for privacy-preserving techniques and methodologies.  Such techniques have been considered in various disciplines, including  statistics, cryptography and databases. The aim of the privacy day is to bring together researchers from these disciplines and examine the emerging issues.

The meeting will be held on July 12, 2006 at the Weizmann Institute (Lecture Room 1, Ziskind - the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science building). This would be an informal workshop in which it should be possible to present and discuss definitions, results, and open questions in this area. .

This workshop is supported by the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Weizmann Institute.

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Program of the Day

   9:15- 9:30     Coffee
   9:30-10:30  Yehuda Lindell, Bar-Ilan University:     Secure Multiparty Computation and Privacy Slides (ppt)
 10:40-11:40  Adam Smith, Weizmann Institute:     Pinning down "Privacy" Slides (ppt)
 11:50-12:30  Kobbi Nissim,  Ben-Gurion University:     Calibrating Noise to Sensitivity in Private Data Analysis, Slides (ppt)

  14:00-14:50  Yosi Rinott, Hebrew University:     Estimating disclosure risk measures using local smoothing Slides (pdf)
  15:00-15:50  Shmuel Onn, Technion:     Multiway Tables: Universality and Optimization, Slides (pdf)

   Coffee Break

  16:30-17:00  Tova Milo, Tel Aviv University Tal Moran, Weizmann Institute:     Privacy in Voting
  17:00-18:00  Adi Shamir, Weizmann Institute:     Privacy: How we lost it, and why we can't regain it