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Public Lecture Series

IPSI is once again pleased to present its Public Lecture series where notable speakers from the identity, privacy and security fields present their work and discuss contemporary issues.

The lectures are open to the public and pre-registration is not required. However, sign up sheets will be available at each lecture and we would appreciate if you sign in. Lectures are part of the JIE1001/ECE1518 Course Outline, but enrolment in the course is not necessary to attend the lectures.

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IPSI Public Lecture Series 2017

Thursday, January 19 Ann Cavoukian, Ryerson University
Topic: There has Never been a Greater Need to Embed Privacy and Security, by Design: Tech Research is Essential
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Room RS211, UofT, (Rosebrugh Building, 164 College Street)
Thursday, February 2 Arash Mohammadi, Concordia University
Topic: Secure State Estimation in Cyber-Physical Systems/Smart Grids: Challenges and Opportunities
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Room RS211, UofT, (Rosebrugh Building, 164 College Street)
Thursday, March 9 Petros Spachos, University of Guelph
Topic: Security and Privacy in Smart Cities Applications: Challenges and Research Opportunities
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Room RS211, UofT, (Rosebrugh Building, 164 College Street)
Thursday, March 16 Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto
Topic: Privacy and Innovation
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Room RS211, UofT, (Rosebrugh Building, 164 College Street)
Wednesday, April 5 Andrew Clement, University of Toronto
Topic: Tracking Canadians' data through Trump's America. Better to keep it more local?
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room BA1240, UofT, (Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street)
Thursday, April 6 Mourad Debbabi, Concordia University
Topic: Towards an Enhanced Security for the Smart Grid
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Room RS211, UofT, (Rosebrugh Building, 164 College Street)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IPSI Public Lecture Series 2016

Monday, November 14 Colin Bennett, University of Victoria
Topic: The 2016 US Presidential Election: Did the winner have the better data?
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room GB244, UofT, (Galbraith Building, 35 St. George St)

 

 

 

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Monday, November 9 Mark Fabro, President and Chief Security Officer for Lofty Perch
Topic: Privacy Impacts of Cyber Security Vulnerabilities in Smart Grid Deployments
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room RS211, UofT, (Rosebrugh Building, 164 College Street)
Monday, November 16 Seth Hardy, Malware Analyst
Topic: Characterizing and Quantifying Politically-Motivated Targeted Malware
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room UC179, UofT, (University College, 15 King's College Cir)
Monday, November 23 Jennifer Whitson, University of Waterloo
Topic: Play / Data / Addiction: Gamifying the Management of Health Risk
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room UC179, UofT, (University College, 15 King's College Cir)
Monday, November 30 Anita Fineberg, Health Lawyer, Author and Professor
Topic: Let’s Talk Privacy: Information Technologists, Lawyers and Policy Analysts Have a Conversation
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room UC179, UofT, (University College, 15 King's College Cir)
Monday, December 7 Ciara Bracken-Roche, Queen's University
Topic: Exploring the Canadian Drone-scape: Regulations, Implications, and Some Cases
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room UC179, UofT, (University College, 15 King's College Cir)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IPSI Public Lecture Series 2014 PDF

Monday, October 20 Nasir Memon, NYU-Polytechnic
Topic: Authentication on Emerging Interfaces. Exploring alternatives to text based passwords.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room MC252, UofT, (Mechanical Engineering Building, 5 College Street)
Monday, October 27 Andrew Clement, University of Toronto
Topic: Internet Privacy and Security after Snowden
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room MC252, UofT, (Mechanical Engineering Building, 5 College Street)
Monday, November 10 Kevin Haggrety, University of Alberta
Topic: ISurveillance: The master patterns
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room MC252, UofT, (Mechanical Engineering Building, 5 College Street)
Monday, November 24 Avner Levin, Ryerson University
Topic: Losing the Battle but Winning the War? The Shift in Privacy Regulation from Collection to Use and its Implications
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room MC252, UofT, (Mechanical Engineering Building, 5 College Street)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IPSI Public Lecture Series 2013

Friday, October 11 Anurag K. Srivastava, Washington State Univerity
Topic: Security Analysis with Incomplete Information and Cyber-Physical Simulation for Power Grid
11:30 am - 12:30pm
Room MB128, UofT, (Mining Bulding, 170 College street)
Monday, October 28 Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner
Topic: Introducing Privacy-Protective Surveillance: Achieving Privacy and Effective Counter-Terrorism
11:30 am - 12:30pm
Room MB128, UofT, (Mining Bulding, 170 College street)
Monday, November 11 Lalitha Sankar, Arizona State University
Topic: Competitive Privacy in the Smart Grid
11:30 am - 12:30pm
Room MB128, UofT, (Mining Bulding, 170 College street)
Friday, November 15 Rajen Akalu, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Topic: Privacy and New Technology: Concepts, Controversies and the Search for Solutions
1:00 pm - 2:30pm
Room BA1230, UofT, (Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street)
Monday, November 25 Ashish Khisti, University of Toronto
Topic: Information Theoretic Security: Fundamentals and Applications
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room MB128, UofT, (Mining Bulding, 170 College street)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Symposiums and Other Events

IPSI is pleased to present special events like its Symposiums where relevant research pertaining to the current discourse of identity, security, and privacy is discussed.

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Teach-in on University e-Services Outsourcing to U.S. Corporations PDF

Saturday November 16, 2013, 9AM - 4PM
Faculty of Information, 140 St. George Street, University of Toronto

This teach-in aims to help affected users, and Canadians more generally, understand the issues at stake as well as contribute to better informed decisions around university e-service outsourcing. The one day event seeks to bring together privacy, security, surveillance and outsourcing experts with representatives of various stakeholders in an open and stimulating exchange of views.


IPSI Research Day - Proportionate Digital ID + Video Surveillance

Monday June 20, 2012, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Faculty of Information at U of Toronto, Room 728

Sponsor: Identity Privacy and Security Institute (IPSI)

This is a free, open, public workshop. Lunch is provided for registrants. To register, contact the local organizer, Eleonore Fournier-Tombs, confirming lunchtime attendance by noon, Friday, June 17.

The focus of this year's IPSI Research Day is on two research projects dealing respectively with:

  • an experimental, minimally disclosing digital ID wallet we refer to as Proportionate ID
  • a study of private sector video surveillance installations and signage in relation to PIPEDA compliance we refer to as Smart Private Eyes

Both projects have been funded by the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Presenters:
Andrew Clement, Roxanna Dehghan, Joseph Ferenbok, Eleonore Fournier-Tombs, Laura Kaminker, Brenda McPhail, Grant Patten, Gabriel Resch, Alex Tichine, Silvia Valdman, Jennette Weber.

Links:
Proportionate ID
Smart Private Eyes


Indian National ID Card Project

Dr. Usha Ramanathan, Indian Legal Expert
Thursday, May 17, 2012, 4 - 5:30PM
Faculty of Information, 140 St George St, Room 728

Abstract:
India launched a biometric-based ID project in 2009. In the beginning, it was said that enrolment would be voluntary, minimum data gathered and the data not shared. It was about enrolment, de-duplication and authentication. Soon, this was to change. Many ambitions surfaced. Surveillance, social control, tracking and tagging of political dissent; state as committed consumer of technology; reversing the transparency introduced by the Right to Information law in 2005, and introducing the transparent citizen/resident; managerial and administrative pragmatism - - the logic for the project lies in these diverse possibilities. Convergence of data bases, function creep, profiling, and attempts at ubiquity are concerns that resonate in many political climates. Inclusion becomes the threat of exclusion. The relationship between the state and the citizen is altered, with the threat of the citizen becoming subject. Axioms emerge: `the poor have no use for privacy', and `privacy is an elite concept'. The poor provide a legitimising platform for this country-scale experimentation, as does national security, as does corruption, and as does plain pragmatism. States of exception begin to unfold.

Bio:
Dr Usha Ramanathan is an internationally recognized expert on law and poverty. She is an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi. She guest lectures at many universities around the world. She is a frequent adviser to non-governmental organisations and international organizations. She was, for instance, a member of Amnesty International's Advisory Panel on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Ramanathan's research interests include human rights, displacement, torts and environment. She has been tracking, and engaging with, the Unique Identification project in India and has written, and debated extensively, on the subject. Her work draws heavily upon non- governmental experience in its encounters with the state, a 6 year stint with a law journal as reporter from the Supreme Court, and engaging with matters of public policy. Some of her writings can be found at http://www.ielrc.org/.


IPSI SmartData International Symposium

May 14-16, 2012
University of Toronto

SmartData is a vision to create Internet-based virtual agents which will act as an individual's online proxy to securely store their personal information and disclose it based upon the context of the data request and instructions authorized by the data subject.

Join us, as we feature a group of renowned international and local experts from a wide range of disciplines, discussing topics such as evolutionary robotics/computing, cognitive science, dynamical systems, neuroscience/brain imaging, philosophy of science, high performance reconfigurable computer systems and disruptive technical innovation.


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