Monday, July 6, 2020

Managing the pandemic through contact tracing apps: Technological innovation or a challenge to privacy and civil liberties

picture of a cell phone with contact tracing app selection

Managing the pandemic through contact tracing apps

Technological innovation or a challenge to privacy and civil liberties

By Angelica Sanchez

University Relations

   

In an effort to track the spread of COVID-19, more and more contact tracing apps will continue to emerge. However, there are major concerns surrounding privacy issues when it comes to technology such as these apps collecting personal data.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Florian Kerschbaum receives 2019 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award

Florian Kerschbaum

Director of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, Florian Kerschbaum, received a 2019 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award from CS-Can/Info-Can, the nation’s professional society dedicated to representing all aspects of computer science and the interests of the discipline to Can

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Event brought together researchers to challenge misconceptions that security and privacy are diametrically opposed

Julia Angwin, Maura Grossman, Scott Millar, Oliver Linow and Cat Coode

Media, government, and industry commonly frame security and privacy as diametrically opposed: protecting one requires sacrificing the other. 

Privacy, Infrastructures, Policy brought together researchers with international speakers from journalism, national security, academia and the corporate world to challenge these misconceptions. A central thread of each of the talks is the design, implementation, and benefits of privacy-enhancing social and technological infrastructures.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Second-year CS student Anne Chung and her teammate Lena Nguyen win privacy-themed Citizen Hacks competition

Lena Nguyen and Anne Chun

A pair of second-year University of Waterloo students shared the top prize at the inaugural Citizen Hacks, a recent hackathon focused on creating technology to protect privacy.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Ian Goldberg and colleagues honoured for security research that has stood the test of time

Ian Goldberg

Professor Ian Goldberg, his colleagues David Wagner, Randi Thomas, and former PhD supervisor Eric Brewer have won the 2019 USENIX Security Test of Time Award for their research that also received the Best Paper Award at the Sixth USENIX Security Symposium in 1996.

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