Background. Balancing between the individual’s need for privacy and the public’s right to
know is an age-old concern. In the current “information age”, the pendulum has swung to the
worse for privacy, with unprecedented amounts of sensitive private information being
accumulated, stored, and not always well protected, by both government agencies and
commercial entities. Some governments have set rules aimed at protecting privacy, but it is
not yet clear how effective these are. The science of cryptography can offer technologies that
may aid in protecting privacy, but their use must be guided by sound public policy.
Goal. This workshop is aimed at bringing together researches and opinion leaders from the
cryptographic science and from the public administration – to further our ability to provide
viable solutions to the growing need for privacy.
Where: Bar Ilan University, Beck Auditorium
When: Thursday, April 26, 9:00-15:45
Registration. Participation is free, but please register by April 21st at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation for registered attendees includes lunch.
If you plan on coming with your private car, please include license plate number for free parking.
Sponsorship. The workshop is sponsored, in part, by a Ministry of Science grant on “Privacy
Preserving Data Mining” ("Infrastructure Grant").
Organizers. Yonatan Aumann (BIU), Yehuda Lindell (BIU), Tal Zarsky (Haifa)
Program (titles are not final).
||Registration. Coffee and refreshments.
Prof. Mina Teicher – Chief Scientist, The Ministry of Science
Prof. Joseph Menis – Rector, Bar Ilan University
Dr. Tal Zarsky (Law, Haifa University) –
Privacy in the Digital Age: a Birdseye View
Prof. Shafi Goldwasser (Computer Science, MIT and Weizmann) -
Program Obfuscation: Can it be done?
Prof. Moni Naor (Computer Science, Weizmann) -
Proofs of Honest Behavior while Preserving Anonymity
Dr. Kobbi Nissim (Computer Science, Ben Gurion University) -
A Rigorous Approach to Defining Privacy
Prof. Yuval Yishai (Computer Science, Technion) -
Evaluating Branching Programs on Encrypted Data
Advocate Avner Pinchuk (Association of Civil Right in Israel) -
The Public Struggle for Privacy in Theory and Practice
Advocate Yoram Hacohen (Head of the Law, Information and
Technology Authority, Ministry of Justice, State of Israel) -
Privacy and Data Mining: the Regulatory Perspective and the
Dr. Benny Pinkas (Computer Science, Haifa University) -
Highly Efficient Secure Computation and Applications to
Privacy-Preserving Data Mining
Prof. Yonatan Aumann (Computer Science, Bar Ilan University) -
Covert Adversaries and Secure Multiparty Computation