Launch of 4th edition of CNIL-INRIA Privacy Award
The fourth edition of the CNIL-INRIA "Privacy Protection" Award starts on 29 May 2019. It will reward a scientific paper on privacy and personal data protection published between January 2017 and June 2019.
Update : the jury members list is now available.
Who is concerned by the price?
The award is intended to promote research and to raise awareness among citizens and decision-makers on privacy and data protection issues.
Submitted papers must concern work conducted at least in part in a research centre located inside the European Union and must aim at improving the protection of personal data and privacy.
The article must be written in French or English and describe a fundamental research result, a technical innovation, a didactic presentation of the state of the art, or an interdisciplinary approach. It should be possible to convey the substance of the contribution of the article in terms accessible to non-experts.
Possible topics include (without limitation):
- Privacy by design;
- Algorithm transparency;
- Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs);
- Privacy risk analysis;
- Control on personal data;
- Technical challenges and solutions to implement the GDPR.
How can I participate ?
To get more information about the award please use the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On 30 January 2019, during the 12th edition of the international conference Computer Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) in Brussels, CNIL and Inria awarded Pierre Laperdrix, Walter Rudametkin et Benoit Baudry for their paper : Beauty and the Beast: Diverting modern web browsers to build unique browser fingerprints.
Members of the Jury
- Nataliia Bielova, Inria, France (co-chair)
Research scientist at INRIA Sophia Antipolis, where she started an interdisciplinary research in Computer Science and Data Protection Law within an ANR JCJC project PrivaWeb . Her main research interests are measurement, detection and protection from surveillance. She also collaborates with Law researchers to understand how GDPR and ePrivacy Regulation can be enforced in Web applications. Nataliia Bielova chaired the first interdisciplinary Dagstuhl seminar in Online privacy and Web Transparency in 2017 and has been a member of program committee of numerous security and privacy conferences (PETs, IEEE EuroS&P, IEEE SecDev).
- François Pellegrini, Bordeaux University, France (co-chair)
François Pellegrini is a professor in informatics at the University of Bordeaux, where he also teaches digital technologies law, and a researcher at LaBRI and Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest. He is a member of the CNIL since February 2014, in charge of the sectors of e-commerce, cybersecurity and European coordination. He chairs Pôle Aquinetic, a non-profit that promotes in Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine entrepreneurship projects basing on free/libre business models. François Pellegrini is the co-author of the reference book "Droit des logiciels - logiciels privatifs et logiciels libres". He is occasionally appointed as an international expert on issues related to development, digital contents and education.
- Mathieu Cunche, INSA-Lyon, France
Associate professor at INSA Lyon / Inria and member of the Privatics team hosted by the CITI Laboratory. He was post-doctoral fellow at NICTA in Australia, and he received his PhD from the University of Grenoble. Mathieu Cunche is interested in Privacy, security, wireless networks, the Internet of things and mobile systems. His research focuses on physical tracking due to the proliferation of smart devices.
- Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy Professor of Computer Science and an ICREA Academy researcher at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Catalonia), where he directs the UNESCO Chair for Data Privacy. He received his PhD in Computer Science and his M. Sc. in Mathematics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His research interests are data privacy, data security, statistical disclosure control and cryptographic protocols, with a focus on reconciling privacy, security and functionality. He has received a number of distinctions, including IEEE Fellow, Academia Europaea and ACM Distinguished Scientist.
- Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University, Sweden
Professor of Computer Science at Karlstad University, where she heads the PriSec research group. Simone Fischer-Hübner is an expert in computer security and privacy protection, in particular in privacy technologies (PETs), transparency enhancing technologies and usability technologies (Usable Privacy). She obtained her PhD at Hamburg University and was also a Guest professor at the Copenhagen Business School and at Stockholm University.
- Sébastien Gambs, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Professor at the Université du Québec de Montréal and Canada Research Chair in Privacy-preserving and Ethical Analysis of Big Data. His main research area is the Protection of Privacy, with a particular strong focus on location privacy. He has also contributed to privacy research in the following contexts : differential privacy, privacy issues in social networks, privacy in distributed systems, privacy-preserving data mining and privacy-preserving identity management. He is also interested to solve long-term scientific questions such as addressing the tension between privacy and the analysis of Big Data as well as the fairness, accountability and transparency issues raised by personalized systems.
- Rachel Greenstadt, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, USA
Rachel Greenstadt holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (2001) and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2002) from MIT, as well as a Ph.D. (2007) in Computer Science from Harvard. Her honors have included membership in the DARPA Computer Science Study Group, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Fellowship, a PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Greenstadt's research has focused on designing more trustworthy intelligent systems — systems that act not only autonomously, but also with integrity, so that they can be trusted with important data and decisions. She takes a highly interdisciplinary approach to this research, incorporating ideas from artificial intelligence, psychology, economics, data privacy, and system security. Prior to joining NYU, Greenstadt was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Drexel University, where she ran the Privacy, Security, and Automation Laboratory (PSAL) and served as an advisor to the Drexel Women in Computing Society.
- Seda Gürses, Department of Electrical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium.
Seda Gürses is a FWO post-doctoral fellow at COSIC/ESAT in the Department of Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven, Belgium. She is also a research associate at the Center for Information Technology and Policy at Princeton University. Seda Gürses is interested in conceptions of privacy and surveillance in online social networks, requirements engineering, privacy enhancing technologies and identity management systems.
- Félicien Vallet, CNIL, France
Engineer in the technological expertise department at CNIL, he helps the Commission services and the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) to understand how complex systems and new technologies work, and the challenges they pose for privacy. His missions are to support professionals and to develop CNIL's technical doctrine while focusing mainly on subjects relating to artificial intelligence, speech processing, biometrics and anonymization. Félicien Vallet also frequently interacts with the academic research community and its institutions (ANR, Inria, CNRS, Cerna, etc.) and is a regular contributor to the LINC website (CNIL's Digital Innovation Laboratory). Before joining the CNIL, he was a researcher at the French National Audiovisual Institute (INA) and was particularly interested in issues relating to automatic information extraction, multimedia content analysis and speech signal processing. He holds engineering and doctoral degrees in Computer Science from Télécom Paris (obtained in 2007 and 2011 respectively).