20 June 2012
12noon - 1pm
Venue: Case Room 3, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road
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Presented by Professor Clark Thomborson, Computer Science, The University of Auckland.
Many privacy and identity claims can be expressed in a "social identity graph”. In drawing the graph we consider a group of individuals (x) we have some social knowledge about. We then classify and examine the relationships (x) has with others, and consider who communicates with, has control over, or is controlled by (x).
Clark argues this is a powerful way to express underlying identity and privacy issues when we express ‘who we are’ or ‘what we want to reveal about ourselves’. Clark believes we can use the approach to evaluate if a society or a government is able to monitor, mitigate, or punish alleged breaches of privacy and alleged "thefts" of identity.
Clark Thomborson is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Auckland. Under his birth name Clark Thompson, he was awarded a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University and a BS (Honors) in Chemistry from Stanford.
This seminar is a continuation and extension of work he described in recent seminars to audiences at Yahoo Research, at Microsoft's corporate privacy group, at Macquarie University, and at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology.
His current research focus is the analysis and high-level design of trustworthy computer systems however he maintains an active interest in the dark arts of software security.
► Lunch - feel free to bring your own packed lunch
► Parking - paid parking is available onsite under the School of Business
► Look out for the Privacy Commissioner banner on a floor stand near the entrance to Case Room 3 on level 0.
► Please RSVP no later than 15 June 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org