Saturday, October 11, 2008

Protecting Privacy

Just a note that the National Academies Press has released its report (well, at 376 pages, it's really a book) Protecting Individual Privacy in the Struggle Against Terrorists: A Framework for Program Assessment, which is free to read online. You may have seen a news article on it somewhere or another. It's theory-relevant since Cynthia Dwork was on the committee that wrote it -- I'm guessing she played a very significant role in Appendix H: Data Mining and Information Fusion and/or Appendix L: The Science and Technology of Privacy Protection in particular. It's now on my to-read stack.


Daniel Tunkelang said...

This report came up in the context of an intense discussion about the NRC report on data mining at The Noisy channel.

Anonymous said...

A better solution of fighting terrorists is to avoid creating them in the first place ... prevention is always a better remedy. The science of fighting terrorism is truly simple; it is sad to see this waste of resources on such useless reports.