More Information For Better Utility; Less Information For Better Privacy

Grant number: DP140101119 | Funding period: 2014 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

More information for better utility; less information for better privacy. The contradiction is everywhere in contemporary IT: doctors need accurate information for diagnosis, but insurance companies' access should be limited; on-line retailers use your postcode to present interesting products, but they also deduce from it how much you will pay. One way to manage this contradiction is to tolerate "small" information flows providing the risks involved can be accurately gauged. This project will build on recent advances in information measuring to develop new techniques for measuring the extent to which computer systems can defend against threats to privacy. Success in this project will lead to..

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