Privacy R&D Workshop

The workshop was structured in two parts. The first part had four “domain” panels with government, industry, and academic representatives on each panel. The purpose of these panels was to elucidate the “domain” needs of a sector and in that context, the technical capabilities and opportunities for the research community. The second part of the workshop focused on developing a consensus statement on the need for a concerted effort to address privacy R&D and developing a strategy for communicating this consensus statement to relevant stakeholders. The workshop concluded with a reception.


Date: March 4, 2013
Location: ITIF,
1101 K St NW Washington, DC 20005,
Suite 610A

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8:00am - 8:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 8:45am

Purpose of Workshop
Daniel Castro (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation)
Jeannette Wing (Microsoft)

8:45am - 9:45am

Panel 1: Social Media and Mobile Apps
Aaron Burnstein (NTIA)
Brendon Lynch (Microsoft)
Danny Weitzner (MIT), Invited

9:45am - 10:45am

Panel 2: Public/Semi-Public Data
Sherry Ramsey (AT&T)
Anupam Datta (Carnegie Mellon University)
Tom Louis (Census)

10:45am - 11:00am


11:00am - 12:00pm

Panel 3: Healthcare
Maya Bernstein (HHS)
Carl Gunter (University of Illinois)
Brad Malin (Vanderbilt University)

12:00pm - 1:00pm


1:00pm - 1:30pm

Panel 4: Transportation
Claire Barrett (DOT)
Gene McHale (DOT)
Barbara Wendling (Volkswagen)

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Panel 5: Energy
Ido Dubrawsky (Itron)

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Breakout Discussion Session

Group 1 leader: Lorrie Cranor (Carnegie Mellon University)
Group 2 leader: Susan Landau
Group 3 leader: Morgan Reed (ACT)

Discussion questions:

  • 1. How can challenges faced by government agencies and the private sector better inform academic research questions in privacy?
  • 2. How can academic researchers better inform policymakers and regulators of scientific results and capabilities and limitations of privacy technologies?
  • 3. How can government agencies and the private sector identify and connect with the scientific research community?  As needed and for the long-term?
  • 4. How can all stakeholders work collaboratively to identify key priorities and areas of mutual interest for research?
  • 5. How can funding agencies better support research in privacy?
3:30pm - 3:45pm


3:45pm - 4:30pm

Discussion leaders reports back to full group
Fred Schneider (Cornell University)

4:30pm - 5:15pm

Wrap-up discussion
Susan Graham (University of California at Berkeley)

5:15pm - 5:30pm

Next steps


Reception at Fire and Sage (775 12th St NW)


Daniel Castro
Senior Analyst, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Ed Lazowska
Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington 
Chair, Computing Community Consortium

Fred Schneider
Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University 
Member, Computing Community Consortium

Jeannette Wing
VP, Head of Microsoft Research International, Microsoft Research (as of January 2013)


The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) covers travel expenses for all participants who desire it. Participants make their own travel arrangements in advance, including purchasing airline tickets and making hotel reservations at the workshop hotel. Following the symposium, CCC circulates a reimbursement form that participants complete and submit, along with copies of receipts for amounts exceeding $75.

In general, standard Federal travel policies apply: CCC reimburses for non-refundable economy airfare on U.S. Flag carriers; and no alcohol will be covered.

For more information on Federal reimbursement guidelines, please follow the links below: 
General Travel
International Travel

Additional questions about the reimbursement policy should be directed to Kenneth Hines, Program Associate, CCC (khines [at]



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