PrivacyGroup Event:2016/01/22 Privacy Foundations

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Broader background

Warren and Brandeis (1890). 'The Right to Privacy.'


Classic article on privacy.

Solove, D. (2011). Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security

Solove nothing to hide.jpg

Solove is a well-known researcher on privacy. The selections are chosen for their brief but clear discussion of fundamental issues in privacy.

  • Introduction: A Short History of Privacy and Security; Privacy, Security, and the Law (done)
  • Part I, Chapters 2, 5 (done)

Solove, D. 'A Taxonomy of Privacy'

skim up to 487-499, then 504-515, 515-532, 536-560)

Ceglowski, M. (2015). Haunted by Data

Ceglowski haunted.jpg

Ceglowski makes some interesting remarks on surveillance and data permanence.

done: watch

OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data

The OECD guidelines was created by international experts representing many of the world's major economies, and cover the use and storage of data on individuals by organizations. It was updated after 30 years to reflect new challenges to privacy.

done: Skim Chapters 1, 2

Data Protections Principles of the 21st Century

Proposed revisions to the OECD guidelines by the Oxford Internet Institute and Microsoft.

Technical Background (disclosure limitation/privacy guarantees)

Aggarwal et al. (2006). 'Achieving Anonymity via Clustering.'

Discusses k-anonymity briefly, then contrasts their approach, which turns on defining a metric space on quasi-identifying columns, clustering the data in that space, and reporting centroids.