Case studies of areas in which there are perceived conflicts between personal privacy and computer technology. Which of these conflicts are real? Which could reasonably be addressed through changes in policy or technology? Areas include RFID, surveillance, biometrics, medical records, data aggregation and data mining.
The course is open to all students. We especially encourage students from economics, engineering, political science, computer science, sociology, biology, law, government, and philosophy.
Class: T-Th at 2:30-4pm in Maxwell Dworkin G-115
Maxwell Dworkin 239
first-name at eecs.harvard.edu
Directions for the final project can be found here. Send questions to the course heads.
A couple of comments on the FP proposal due Friday, April 13th. You should give a clear statement of the problem you've chosen to address. Please indicate your sources of information and summarize the findings of any prior work on your problem. Tell us what you expect to accomplish, both first goals and stretch goals. If you're undertaking a prototype, please discuss its relevance to the question at hand.
The final project reports are due Monday, May 14th, at 5pm.
The final project reports can be found here.
Course readings are available at http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/cs199r/readings/