Towards a Policy Infrastructure for Data Sharing to Enable Scientific Research with Privacy Guarantees


Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 10:15am - Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 11:30am

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Palanivel Kodeswaran will talk about his work he did at Microsoft research this summer.

In this talk, we will present our work in building a policy infrastructure for data sharing with the goal of enabling scientific research, while preserving individual privacy. We will present motivating application scenarios that could be enabled with the growing number of user datasets such as social networks, health vault etc. These datasets contain sensitive user information and sufficient caution must be exercised while sharing them with third parties. One of the goals of our framework is to allow users control how their data is used, while at the same time enable researchers to use the aggregate data for scientific research. We will describe our policy infrastructure and show how it can be used to enable the above scenarios while still guaranteeing individual privacy. We will then present our initial implementation of the framework extending the SecPAL authorization language to account for new roles and operations.

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Tim Finin

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