A critical review of Privacy Technologies

Claudia Diaz (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)



This talk will review the different ways in which abstract “privacy” concepts
are translated into technologies. We will classify privacy technologies into
three broad families, and discuss the privacy concerns that they address, their
assumptions, threat and trust models, privacy properties they aim to provide,
the techniques they rely on to protect online privacy, and their challenges and


Dr. Diaz is a professor at the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography  (COSIC) research group of the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) at the  KU Leuven, where she coordinates the Privacy and Identity Management subgroup.  She holds a Master degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University  of Vigo (Spain) and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the KU Leuven (Belgium). The  focus of her research is Privacy Enhancing Technologies. She has published more  than 40 research articles on topics ranging from the formalization, modelling  and quantification of privacy properties, to the design and analysis of privacy preserving systems, and interdisciplinary aspects of privacy.

Website: http://homes.esat.kuleuven.be/~cdiaz/