2017

Panelist at Privacy + Security Forum | Oct 2017

Norman Sadeh participated in the panel for “From Big Data, to Machine Learning, to AI” at the Privacy + Security Forum in Washington, DC


CDT on Connected Cars | Aug 2017

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) relies on results from our Mobile App Privacy Compliance tool in a study conducted to provide follow-up comments to the FTC/NHTSA workshop on Connected Cars


Presentation of Privacy Infrastructure Work | Jul 2017

Our work on "Assisting Users in a World Full of Cameras: A Privacy-aware Infrastructure for Computer Vision Applications" is beeing presented at a workshop on "The Bright and Dark Sides of Computer Vision: Challenges and Opportunities for Privacy and Security" in Hawaii.


Best Paper and Distinguished Poster Award | Jul 2017

Our paper on A Scalable and Privacy-Aware IoT Service for Live Video Analytics won the best paper award at the ACM Multimedia Systems Conference 2017 and we received a distinguished poster award at SOUPS 2017.


SOUPS 2017 | Jul 2017

Consider registering for our SOUPS tutorial. We will cover new technologies, tools and findings coming out of our Usable Privacy Policy and Privacy Assistant projects.


Presentation of joint work with UCI at IoTCA | Jun 2017

A paper on our collaboration with UCI on the deployment of our Privacy Assistant Infrastructure in UCI's Bren Hall was presented at IoT Computing and Applications Workshop.


PLSC 2017 | Jun 2017

Our work on "Mobile App Privacy Compliance: Automated Technology to Help Regulators, App Stores and Developers" will be presented at the Privacy Law Scholar Conference (PLSC) by Sebastian Zimmeck. The co-authors are Ziqi Wang, Lieyong Zou, Roger Iyengar, Bin Liu, Florian Schaub, Shomir Wilson, Norman Sadeh, Steven M. Bellovin, and Joel Reidenberg.


ConPro ’17 | May 2017

Invited presentation by Norman Sadeh on our research at FTC Technology and Consumer Protection Workshop (ConPro ’17) in San Jose (co-located with 38th IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy).


Privacy Assistant Featured in MIT Technology review | May 2017

The MIT Technology Review released an article about our Privacy Assistant for Android.


Mobile App Compliance | Apr 2017

Our mobile app privacy compliance work is featured on CyLab's website


More Coverage of Mobile Privacy Assistant | Mar 2017

Our Mobile App Personalized Privacy Assistant received further coverage, including articles in the Boston Globe and the IAPP Dashboard.


News Coverage of Privacy Assistant Release | Feb 2017

The launch of our Privacy Assistant for Mobile Apps is also getting some nice press coverage, including PC magazine and The Verge.


Privacy Assistant for Android released | Feb 2017

Just released first version of our Privacy Assistant in Google Play store. For the time being, it’s only available for rooted Android phones. Hoping that over time we can make it available to everyone.


NDSS & PrivacyCon 2017 | Jan 2017

Our work on a mobile app privacy compliance tool was presented at the FTC PrivacyCon conference in January 2017 and a paper on the tool, including our collaboration with the California Office of the Attorney General has also been accepted for publication at NDSS 2017.


2016

CMU Press Release About Mobile App Compliance | Nov 2016

CMU press release on our mobile app compliance tool and our work with the California Office of the Attorney General features Sebastian Zimmeck and Norman Sadeh.


AAAI Privacy and Language Technology Symposium | Nov 2016

Sebastian Zimmeck will present results on our Mobile App Privacy Compliance tool at the AAAI Privacy and Language Technology Symposium in DC. This is work funded under our NSF Frontier project on Usable Privacy Policy Project and our DARPA Bradeis Personalized Privacy Assistant Project.


Collaboration with California AG | Oct 2016

The California AG's Office has been piloting our Mobile App Privacy Compliance tool for the past several months. See recent press release from the Cal AG's Office. This is work funded under our NSF Frontier project on Usable Privacy Policy Project and our DARPA Brandeis Personalized Privacy Assistant Project.


Featured in CIO Magazine | Sep 2016

Our Privacy Assistant research is featured in CIO Magazine's article.


FTC Chairwoman Highlights our Project | Aug 2016

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez mentions our Personalized Privacy Assistant project in her keynote address at the Technology Policy Institute Aspen Forum.


Press Coverage | Jul 2016

Our Personalized Privacy Assistant is featured on CMU’s home page and also in Tech Crunch and Science Daily.


IAPP SOUPS Privacy Award | Jun 2016

Our article on Personalized Privacy Assistants for Mobile App Permissions, “Follow My Recommendations: A Personalized Assistant for Mobile App Permissions” received the IAPP SOUPS Privacy Award


SOUPS '16 | Jun 2016

Project members will present three papers at the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) in Denver, CO, at the end of June:

Expecting the Unexpected: Understanding Mismatched Privacy Expectations Online
A. Rao, F. Schaub, N. Sadeh, A. Acquisti, R. Kang,

How Short is Too Short? Implications of Length and Framing on the Effectiveness of Privacy Notices

J. Gluck, F. Schaub, A. Friedman, H. Habib, N. Sadeh, L. F. Cranor, Y. Agarwal

Follow My Recommendations: A Personalized Privacy Assistant for Mobile App Permissions

B. Liu, M. S. Andersen, F. Schaub, H. Almuhimedi, S. Zhang, N. Sadeh, Y. Agarwal, A. Acquisti


Expert address at Hong Kong University | Jun 2016

Norman Sadeh delivers expert address on "Privacy in the Age of IoT: New Technologies for Users and Regulators at Hong Kong University


Privacy Risk Summit 2016 | Jun 2016

Florian Schaub speaks on "Designing Notice and Consent for the Internet of Things" at the Privacy Risk Summit 2016 in San Francisco.


Privacy Day | Jan 2016

Privacy Day: “Celebrating Privacy Day at CMU: PI Sadeh and Cranor host Ed Felten, US Deputy Chief Technology Officer" – more details available here.


PPA at World Economic Forum | Jan 2016

Lorrie Cranor presents our work on Personalized Privacy Assistants at Davos Conference. See the general video here and Lorrie's presentation.


Presentation at FTC | Jan 2016

Norman Sadeh presents our research on Personalized Privacy Assistants at first FTC Privacy Conference ("Privacy Con") – see also here for an IAPP summary of the event highlighting our research.


Paper Selected by the Future of Privacy Forum | Jan 2016

The paper "A Design Space for Effective Privacy Notices" (pdf) by Florian Schaub, Rebecca Balebako, Adam Durity and Lorrie Cranor has been selected by the Future of Privacy Forum as one of five Privacy Papers for Policymakers 2015.


2015

Presentation at UCI | Nov 2015

Norman Sadeh presents at UC Irvine’s Informatics Seminar: Notice and Choice for IoT: Why We Need Personalized Privacy Assistants.[slides]


Awarded DARPA Brandeis Grant | Oct 2015

"Awarded DARPA Brandeis Grant to work on Personalized Privacy Assistants for the Internet of Things and Big Data": PIs: Norman Sadeh (Lead PI), Alessandro Acquisti, Lujo Bauer, Lorrie Cranor, and Anupam Datta. This projects involves a close collaboration with UC Irvine and Honeywell.


Awarded NSF SBE Grant | Sep 2015

Sadeh, Cranor and Agarwal awarded National Science Foundation SBE grant to study Personalized Privacy Assistants for smartphone apps with a particular focus on user behavior and privacy decision making.


Received Google Research Award | Sep 2015

Norman Sadeh is the recipient of a Summer 2015 Google Research Award for his work on learning people’s mobile app privacy preferences.


Organized Workshop at SOUPS | Jul 2015

Acquisti and Sadeh are co-organizers of the 2nd annual workshop on Privacy Personas and Segmentation at SOUPS 2015.


Google Web of Things Expedition | Jul 2015

Sadeh, Bauer and Cranor have been selected to lead the development of novel privacy technologies for Google’s new Web of Things initiative – see CMU press release and a few other articles in the press (e.g., Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Campus Technology )


Lots of Press Coverage | Mar 2015

Nice article in the Wall Street Journal on our mobile app privacy research. The full study will be presented at CHI’2015 next month. Here’s also the CMU press release. Around 50 stories have been published in the past few days (including articles in the US, UK, Germany, France, India, Brazil, China, Vietnam, Netherlands and more). Here is the one in Wired and here’s a cool blog post in futurity that also talks about our work on personalized privacy assistants.