Bridging Industry and Academia to Tackle Responsible Research and Privacy Practices


Workshop Description

As more human interactions move online and the amount and variety of information shared digitally continues to grow, decisions regarding the collection, sharing, and use of this data must take into account both ethical and privacy considerations. It is important that industry and academia come together to find joint solutions for making these difficult decisions regarding privacy and ethics to maximize the benefits of data-driven research and practices, while ensuring that harms and negative outcomes are prevented. To bridge communication between these communities, we are organizing a workshop for thought leaders from academia, industry and civil society to identify common goals, establish a long-term vision, and initiate working teams for tangible projects focused on responsible research ethics and privacy practices around user data. The workshop will kick-off with a keynote from Facebook’s Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, Rob Sherman, and a panel discussion from our advisory board members. 

Wooden sign with ethic conceptsWorkshop Organizers: Xinru Page, Bentley University; Pamela Wisniewski, University of Central Florida; Margaret Honda, Future of Privacy Forum, Jen Romano-Bergstrom, Instagram and President of the UXPA (User Experience Professionals Association); Sona Makker, Facebook; Norberto Andrade, Facebook

Advisory Board Members: Chris Clifton, Purdue University; Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University, Director CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory; Lauri Kanerva, Facebook, Research Management Lead; Helen Nissenbaum, Cornell Tech and New York University; Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum, Chief Executive Officer (full board to be finalized soon)

When: November 2 – 3, 2017

Location: Facebook Offices, 770 Broadway, New York, NY

To encourage a diverse set of attendees, we ask those who are interested to provide their resume or CV and a 1 to 2-page submission. Please click the link below for details.