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CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: – Where are the Privacy Enhanced Services for the Masses?

Mar 22, 2016 12:30PM to 01:30PM
Sherrerd Hall
Room 306


Open to the Public
Hadi Asghari, CITP Visiting Research Scholar and Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology

Many online markets are dominated by firms offering services for “free”, in exchange for the tracking of personal data. There are niche services that offer more privacy in exchange for less performance or convenience. But they are not as popular. What is puzzling is that a considerable portion of users say they are concerned about their online privacy in surveys, pointing to a market gap. In this talk findings are presented from on-going interviews with entrepreneurs and developers building privacy-enhanced services. The interviews uncover some unique economic and engineering challenges. This will be followed with an open discussion on solutions.