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Workshop on Privacy for the Intelligence Community: Emerging Technologies, Academic and Industry Research, and Best Practices


Emily Grumbling, Program Officer
Shenae Bradley, Administrative Assistant

Jon Eisenberg, Director

Project Information

  • Statement of Task: An ad hoc steering committee appointed by the National Research Council will plan and convene a two-day workshop addressing the civil liberties and privacy implications of information and communication technologies. It will look at academic and industry research, emerging approaches, and best practices and consider these in the context of intelligence collection and analysis. The workshop will explore three main themes: (1) privacy implications of emerging technologies, (2) public and individual preferences and attitudes toward privacy and the social science and behavioral economics of privacy, and (3) ethical approaches to data collection and use. This workshop will involve and foster interaction between the intelligence community and academic and industry experts, and enable participants to share knowledge and active research work via presentations, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions. A rapporteur-authored workshop summary will be prepared. 
  • Steering Committee:
    Fred Cate (chair), Indiana University
    Frederick R. Chang, Southern Methodist University
    Tadayoshi Kohno, University of Washington
    Susan Landau, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Helen Nissenbaum, New York University
  • This workshop was held on July 21-22, 2015 in Washington, D.C.   

Workshop Summary

2016_Privacy Research

Privacy Research and Best Practices:  Summary of a Workshop for the Intelligence Community (Feb. 2016) summarizes discussions among experts from academia, the private sector, and the intelligence community.



 Related Publications from Other CSTB Projects 

Bulk Collection of Signals Intelligence: Technical Options (2015)
Protecting Individual Privacy in the Struggle Against Terrorists: A Framework for Assessment
Information Technology for Counterterrorism: Immediate Actions and Future Possibilities (2003)