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Course module: NWI-I00136
NWI-I00136
Privacy Seminar
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-I00136
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Informatica en Informatiekunde;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator (st.guide:y results:y LMS:y)
dr. J.H. Hoepman
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Lecturer (study guide:y results:y LMS:y)
dr. J.H. Hoepman
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Contactperson for the course
dr. J.H. Hoepman
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Examiner
dr. J.H. Hoepman
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Academic year2019
Period
KW3-KW4  (03/02/2020 to 30/08/2020)
Starting block
KW3
Course mode
full-time
RemarksStudents for whom the course is compulsory in their programme have first access.
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedureIn order of Study programme
ExplanationIn order of Study programme
Aims
  • Student knows and understands the legal principles underlying data protection, and knows how to apply them.
  • Student knows the state of the art in privacy enhancing technologies, and is aware of their limitations when applied in practice.
  • Student can apply some of these PETs to solve a specific problem, and can argue the extent of which this solution actually solves the problem.
  • Student can perform applied scientific research in a group of 2-3 persons.
  • Student can formulate a scientific research question and relate this to the larger societal context
  • Student can efficiently give a lecture on a selected topic for 45 minutes.
  • Student can write a readable and technically sound paper on another selected topic, and is able to clearly express and support his own point of view.
     
Content
Privacy has always been a controversial topic. Governments and business want to collect information about their citizens and customers - for their own benefit as well their clients. In surveys, people claim that they value their privacy. In practice, people give away personal information very easily, either because they do not receive a service otherwise, or because they are unable to protect that information reliably. With the calls for ever increasing security - after the events of the last few years - privacy has eroded even further, it seems.
In this seminar we will explore the state of the art in privacy enhancing technologies (PET), and discuss theories (technical, legal and societal) of privacy.

Level

Presumed foreknowledge
Students should have succesfully completed the Cryptography course.
Test information
Consists of 2 parts: - Giving a 2 hour presentation and opposition - Writing a research paper The final grade is determined by a weighted average of the grades on these parts, provided that all grades are larger than or equal to a 5.5
Specifics
For more information refer to the course website, http://www.cs.ru.nl/~jhh/secsem.html
Additional comments
For more information refer to the course website, http://www.cs.ru.nl/~jhh/secsem.html
Topics
Privacy, anonymity, mixnets, voting, legal and societal theories of privacy.
Test information
Consists of 2 parts:

- Giving a 2 hour presentation and opposition
- Writing a research paper

The final grade is determined by a weighted average of the grades on these parts, provided that all grades are larger than or equal to a 5.5
Prerequisites
Students should have succesfully completed the Cryptography course.
Required materials
Articles
Selected scientific publications; see course webpage.
Instructional modes
Exam Q4

Lecture
Attendance MandatoryYes

Resit Exam Q4

Zelfstudie

Tests
Final grade
Test weight6
OpportunitiesBlock KW4, Block KW4

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