Wednesday, August 31, 2016

IFIP Summer School 2016 and 1st Privacy&Us Training Event

Last week happened the IFIP Summer School, in Karlstad, Sweden, in the Computer Science building at Karlstad University (KAU), which had as the main subject "Privacy and Identity Management".

"Egg room", one of the classes where the lectures happened, at Karlstad Univesity, Sweden. Picture taken by Michael Bechinie
It was a very diversified and interdisciplinary program: from Monday to Friday (August 21-26) the participants had the opportunity to join multiple sections varying from law to computer science, from ethics to HCI (human-computer Interaction), all of them investigating this very interesting and rich field of Privacy and Identity Management. You can check the entire program here.

Among the speakers were Amelia Andersdotter (, Jan Camenisch (IBM Research – Zürich, Switzerland), Roger Clarke (Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd., Australia), Jolanda Girzl (Konsument Europa, Director, ECC Sweden Swedish Consumer Agency), Marit Hansen (Privacy Commissioner of Schleswig-Holstein, ULD, Germany), Rainer Knyrim (Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte AG, Austria), Steven Murdoch (University College London, UK – TBC), Charles Raab (University of Edinburgh, UK), Angela Sasse (University College London, UK), Bernd Carsten Stahl (De Montfort University, Leicester, UK) and Vicenc Torra (University of Skövde).

As a continuation of the summer school on August 25th started the 1st Privacy&Us (Privacy & Usability) training event, having the presence of the PhD students, their supervisors and the business partners of the project. This was the first training event of the program, which had various interesting lectures, always dealing with privacy, usability, or the intersection of both fields. For example, the participants had a lecture on "Privacy of Personal Health Data", with Angela Sasse; another lecture about the General Data Protection Regulation with Rainer Knyrim and a workshop on "Introduction to Usability", with Angela Sasse and Michael Bechinie, all in the first day.

In the end, after such a productive week, we could all relax and enjoy a delicious barbecue - Swedish style! - in Karlstad, in a sunset atmosphere. You can check the beautiful pictures (all taken by the participants of the program) below.

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All the best,

Luiza Jarovsky
Lawyer and PhD Fellow Researching Data Privacy

One of the lectures. Picture taken by Emiliano de Cristofaro

In the city of Karlstad. Picture by Michael Bechinie

The beautiful sunset. Picture taken by Alex Railean

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