SoSe 17: Graduate/Undergraduate Seminar: Privacy in the Electronic Society
Information for students
- Sprache Deutsch / Englisch
- Maximale Anzahl Teilnehmer: 20
- Zielgruppe: Studierende der Informatik im Bachelor- oder Masterstudiengang / Diplom Grund- oder Hauptstudium
- Voraussetzungen: Vorkenntnisse in Kryptographie nicht notwendig, aber hilfreich.
- Quellen: verschiedene Quellen aus der wiss. Literatur; werden im Seminar bekannt gegeben
Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that:
"No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.”.
This, however, stands in contrast to reality in today’s (electronic) societies - where it seems futile to avoid invasions of one’s privacy. In fact, the storage and processing of personal data seems to be the essence of many services we rely on on a day-to-day basis.
To list a few examples:
- personalized web search
- localized services
- targeted advertising,
- online social networks,
- cloud storage,
In this course, we want to question the assumption that privacy violations are “at the essence” of those services, and investigate which of those “unavoidable” violations are truly unavoidable. We discover and discuss technologies that try to respect (and protect) the privacy of it’s users, primarily from the scientific literature.
Language: German / Englisch
Participants: up to 20
Target Audience: Computer science Students
Requirements: Basic knowledge in cryptography is not necessary, but may allow deeper insights.
Sources: various original sources from the scientific literature; to be announced in classclose
14 Class schedule