Saturday, November 11, 2006

Privacy engineering at Harvard


Am spending this weekend at Harvard meeting with my project team from this summer's "Ethical design of surveillance infrastructures" workshop.

Dorothy Glancy, Allan Friedman and I have a seed grant from the National Science Foundation to put together a project on privacy-protective traffic surveillance. This is sorely needed in the UK, where we have a raft of existing and proposed privacy-toxic traffic management systems (such as London's congestion charge and the police's Automatic Number Plate Recognition systems).

The Harvard end of Cambridge is much more pleasant than the MIT end, which I found rather bleak in February!

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