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Re: tracking-ISSUE-191 (Descriptive DeID): Call-in and Agenda for Jan. 17 at CDT [Tracking Definitions and Compliance]

From: Peter Swire <peter@peterswire.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:45:32 -0800
To: Tracking Protection Working Group <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD1C69CE.6A0A9%peter@peterswire.net>

We will begin at 9:00 a.m. eastern on Thursday, January 17 at the Center
for Democracy and Technology, 1634 Eye St, NW, Suite 1100 in DC.  We will
conclude at 12:30 p.m. eastern (possibly as late as 12:45).


1.  Introductions, including of Khaled El Emam, who is assisting Swire
with this discussion.

2.  Incentives to de-identify for online.  Why do organizations

3.  Measures of risk of re-identification. What are the basic threat
models to a database?  How do those threat models differ, if at all, in
online settings? If there are use cases of de-identification of particular
interest, please come prepared to explain them.

4.  Technical and administrative safeguards.  What mix of technical and
administrative safeguards address different threat models?

5.  Hashing.  What are settings where hashing is more or less effective?
Any alternatives to hashing at the technical level?

6.  Persistent identifiers and "buckets."  I am less clear how to
structure this part of the discussion.  Any volunteers to explain concerns
about persistent identifiers?  Any volunteers to explain how the use of
"buckets" might address problems that can exist with persistent

7.  Any other definitions/issues that should be addressed to provide us
with a common vocabulary and descriptive understanding of
de-identification issues possibly relevant to DNT?

Bagels and coffee will be served.  We anticipate roughly 20-25 people in
person, and the room holds up to 30 comfortably (and somewhat more less
comfortably).  If you wish to attend, please let Yianni Lagos know at
ylagos@futureofprivacy.org to assure that we have room.

Call-in number the same as for the Wednesday calls: +1.617.761.6200
passcode TRACK (87225).  IRC on #DNT.

Thank you,


Professor Peter P. Swire
C. William O'Neill Professor of Law
    Ohio State University

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