International Symposium on Confidentiality, Privacy and Disclosure in the 21st Century

Venue: Mandec Centre, University of Manchester, UK

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: May 03, 2005 End Date/Time: May 03, 2005
Report as Spam


The issues of Confidentiality and Privacy took numerous
twists and turns during the second half of the 20th
Century, as the media globalisation, computing, the
Internet, surveillance technology all emerged and then
became more sophisticated, faster, and more efficient.
As we have entered the 21st century the notion of the
Grid has appeared with its promise of fast distributed
analyses over multiple, very large sets of data. The
potential for linking data of different types, and from
different sources has become more feasible.

In the light of these changes the notion of confidentiality
has itself been required to changed taking into account
the new technology, but also using that technology
through sophisticated systems of disclosure control and
more recently through such ideas as intruder detection
and data sentries.

This symposium will bring together international experts
in confidentiality and privacy research from the fields of
law, data protection, statistics, social science and
computer science to debate the implications of recent
technological advances.

Key questions to be addressed are:

How is new technology going to affect the way we view
privacy, confidentiality and disclosure?

How can technology be used to enable confidentiality
rather than threatening it?

How is disclosure risk assessed? How is that likely to
change over time?

Papers will be given be experts in confidentiality and
privacy: describing their research, discussing the
relationship between research and policy, together with
future gazing - outlining the possibilities, potential threats
and opportunities. The day will be structured around eight
speakers with plenty of discussion time.


The key note address will be give by Professor George
Duncan from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Other
invited speakers include: Professor John Forster
(University of Southampton); Professor JJ Salazar
(University of Teneriffe); Dr Michael Carlson (University of
Stockholm); Julian Stander (University of Plymouth); Dr.
Dean Judson (US Census Bureau); Professor Charles
Raab (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Francis Aldhouse
(UK, Information Commission).