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[liberationtech] At Stanford on May 18 at 4:30 pm in Gates B03: Privacy Properties of Telephone Metadata

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Tue May 17 10:30:06 PDT 2016

*From:* "Dennis Allison" <allison at>

Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium
4:30 PM, Wednesday, May 18, 2016
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building Room B3

The Privacy Properties of Telephone Metadata

Jonathan Mayer
FCC     Patrick Mutchler
Stanford University *About the talk: *

Since 2013, a stream of disclosures have prompted reconsideration of
surveillance law and policy. One of the most controversial principles, both
in the United States and abroad, is that communications metadata receives
substantially less protection than communications content. Several nations
currently collect telephone metadata in bulk, including on their own
citizens. In this paper, we attempt to shed light on the privacy properties
of telephone metadata. Using a novel crowdsourcing methodology, we
demonstrate that telephone metadata is densely interconnected, can
trivially be re-identified, and can be used to draw sensitive inferences.

*Slides: *

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*Videos: *

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*About the speakers: *

[image: [speaker photo]] Jonathan Mayer is Chief Technologist for the
Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau. His responsibilities
include cybersecurity, consumer privacy, and network neutrality matters.
Jonathan is also a Cybersecurity Fellow at Stanford University, where he is
completing a PhD in Computer Science. He previously graduated from Stanford
Law School, where he served as a lecturer on technology security, privacy,
and surveillance. He received his undergraduate degree from the Woodrow
Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Jonathan was named to the Forbes "30 Under 30" in 2014, for his
contributions to technology security and privacy.
[image: [speaker photo]] Patrick Mutchler is a graduate student in the
Security Laboratory of the CS Department at Stanford University.

*Contact information:*

Jonathan Mayer

Patrick Mutchler
Stanford University
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