Visible to the public ICSI SoS Lablet Quarterly Executive Summary - July 2018Conflict Detection Enabled

A. Fundamental Research
The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) initiated four projects, which together aim to make advances in defining privacy, privacy engineering, Big Data accountability, understanding privacy perceptions, and assessing privacy risks. The specific projects are as follows:

  • Performing empirical research towards applying the theory of Contextual Integrity (CI) to the design of future privacy controls.
  • Using formal methods to improve CI theory by refining it to support a wider range of privacy contexts.
  • Conducting a series of workshops with stakeholders from government, industry, and academia to examine issues pertaining to Big Data governance.
  • Conducting a series of workshops on Privacy by Design to examine, improve, and refine privacy engineering practices and outreach efforts.


B. Community Engagement(s)
Two members of the ICSI lablet participated in the kickoff event, presenting background research on the four aforementioned projects, as well as the future trajectories of those projects. We have also presented published work related to these projects at multiple international conferences, and are planning several outreach events over the coming year. Our planned outreach events include international workshops and symposia, as well as meeting with stakeholders (see "Educational Advances" below).


C. Educational Advances
We have begun working with educators at the K-12 level to integrate privacy and security education related materials into new curricula being piloted as part of the NSA's GenCyber efforts. In addition to this, we are developing a new graduate level course that integrates research results stemming from the lablet (this course will be offered at U.C. Berkeley in 2019).