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5th Privacy by Design award for UCL Information Security paper
Research at UCL Computer Science has been recognised with an award presented by the Catalan Data Protection Authority.
The paper Efficient Private Statistics with Succinct Sketches, authored by Information Security Research Group members PhD Student Luca Melis, Professor of Security and Privacy Engineering George Danezis, and Senior Lecturer Emiliano De Cristofaro, was published at The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2016 (NDSS 16), and has now won the 5th Privacy by Design Award. The work supported privacy-preserving simple machine learning tasks via private statistics.
The aim of the award is to give recognition to technological solutions that make a relevant contribution to the protection of privacy in the design of applications.
The award will showcase applications or systems that improve the implementation of security measures, facilitate compliance with legal obligations in the field of data protection, strengthen people’s control over their own information and, in general, make the management of privacy easier.
Emiliano de Cristofaro is pictured receiving the award.