Capital One Distinguished Lecture

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  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday April 13, 2016
      10:15 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: LeCraw Auditorium, Scheller College of Business, 800 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA
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Tara La Bouff,, 404.769.5408


Summary Sentence: Harvard University's Latanya Arvette Sweeney, director of the Data Privacy Lab, delivers the Spring Distinguished Lecture hosted by the Institute for Information Security & Privacy.

Full Summary: Latanya Arvette Sweeney, director of the Data Privacy Lab in the Institute of Qualitative Social Science at Harvard University, delivers the Capital One Distinguished Lecture hosted by the Institute for Information Security & Privacy.

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Featuring Latanya Arvette Sweeney

The Institute for Information Security & Privacy welcomes Latanya Arvette Sweeney, director of Harvard University's Data Privacy Lab, for its inaugural Spring Distinguished Lecture. Through the generous support of Capital One, this free event is open to the public and all who are interested in new approaches to privacy, anonymity and cybersecurity.

10:15 a.m. - Reception

11:00 a.m. - Lecture

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About Professor Sweeney

As Professor of Government and Technology in Residence at Harvard University, Latanya Arvette Sweeney's mission is create and use technology to assess and solve societal, political and governance problems, and to teach others how to do the same. One focus area is the scientific study of technology's impact on humankind, and she is the editor-in-chief of Technology Science. Another focus area is data privacy, and she is the Director of the Data Privacy Lab at Harvard. She is widely credited with the observation that "87% of the U.S. population is uniquely identified by date of birth, gender, postal code" and has published work about the theory of k-anonymity.

Sweeney formerly served as the chief technology officer at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). During her time there, she launched the summer research fellows program and blogged on Tech@FTC to facilitate explorations and ignite brainstorming on FTC-related topics.


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College of Computing, School of Computer Science, School of Interactive Computing, School of Computational Science and Engineering, College of Computing Events, Institute for Information Security and Privacy

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
Cybersecurity, Data Privacy
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