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Title:Privacy-Compliant Mobile Computing
Speaker:Paarijaat Aditya
coming from:Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
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Event Type:SWS Student Defense Talks - Thesis Defense
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Level:Public Audience
Date, Time and Location
Date:Monday, 3 December 2018
Duration:60 Minutes
Building:E1 5
Sophisticated mobile computing, sensing and recording devices like smartphones, smartwatches, and wearable cameras are carried by their users virtually around the clock, blurring the distinction between the online and offline worlds. While these devices enable transformative new applications and services, they also introduce entirely new threats to users' privacy, because they can capture a complete record of the user's location, online and offline activities, and social encounters, including an audiovisual record. Such a record of users' personal information is highly sensitive and is subject to numerous privacy risks. In this thesis, we have investigated and built systems to mitigate two such privacy risks: 1) privacy risks due to ubiquitous digital capture, where bystanders may inadvertently be captured in photos and videos recorded by other nearby users,
2) privacy risks to users' personal information introduced by a popular class of apps called `mobile social apps'. In this thesis, we present two systems, called I-Pic and EnCore, built to mitigate these two privacy risks.

Both systems aim to put the users back in control of what personal information is being collected and shared, while still enabling innovative new applications. We built working prototypes of both systems and evaluated them through actual user deployments. Overall we demonstrate that it is possible to achieve privacy-compliant digital capture and it is possible to build privacy-compliant mobile social apps, while preserving their intended functionality and ease-of-use. Furthermore, we also explore how the two solutions can be merged into a powerful combination, one which could enable novel workflows for specifying privacy preferences in image capture that do not currently exist.

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