Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Virtual

Many question whether it’s possible to enter the machine learning revolution without sacrificing our privacy. In this talk, we’ll first explore the conflicts between privacy and machine learning, examining common concerns such as link attacks and profiling. These challenges run deep and have several incompatibilities with the foundations of “big data”. As Paul Ohm famously stated: “Data can be either useful or perfectly anonymous but never both."

We’ll then shift gears and discuss strategies that allow processing of personal information while protecting privacy. This will include concepts around consent and considering analytical context - a cornerstone of GDPR. We'll then move into the more technical realm, discussing such techniques as applying differential privacy, and implementing privacy by design in all your internal tooling. By following these strategies, you will be able to adopt machine learning in your organization while meeting regulatory and compliance guidelines, protecting your reputation, and managing the expectations of your data subjects - your customers!

Cost: 

Free

RSVP by: 
4/3/19
Contact: 

For questions:
Aubrey McLaughlin
Email: amclaugh@umd.edu

About the host:
Steve Touw is the cofounder and CTO of Immuta, located right here in College Park! Steve has a long history of designing large-scale geotemporal analytics across the US intelligence community, including some of the very first Hadoop analytics as well as frameworks to manage complex multi-tenant data policy controls. He and his cofounders at Immuta drew on this real-world experience to build a software product to make data policy enforcement easier. Previously, Steve was the CTO of 42Six Solutions (acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation), where he led a large big data services engineering team. Steve holds a BS in Geography from the University of Maryland.

About the series:
Our webinar series is a complimentary resource and program designed to provide value and educate our alumni regardless of their physical location. Our goal is to provide thought-provoking and valuable content of various subjects and interests that will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Topics range from general professional and personal developmental ideas to more specialized, focused topics within specific industries.