Sharing data online: an innovative solution to respect and protect privacy
Insights from research at HEC Lausanne-UNIL – While respect for privacy is increasingly undermined on the web by publishing and sharing personal data, the solution for web actors developed by Prof. Kévin Huguenin (HEC Lausanne-UNIL), Alexandra-Mihaela Olteanu (HEC Lausanne-UNIL & EPFL) and their co-authors could help re-establish order on the internet.
For web services providers, sharing personal data could become a real issue, particularly in legal terms: how is it possible to continue to authorise sharing personal data, such as publishing a group photo, while protecting and respecting the identity and privacy of the people who appear in it?
How about if it were possible to identify the people concerned to get their consent before the photo was published on the web? The solution developed by Kévin Huguenin, Alexandra-Mihaela Olteanu (HEC Lausanne-UNIL & EPFL) and their co-authors is bound to interest more than one business or web user!
Find out more in our research blog article, which outlines the results of their work.
Get to know more about:
- Prof. Kévin Huguenin: Kévin Huguenin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems at HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne). His research focuses primarily on information security and privacy in distributed networks and systems, with a particular emphasis on human and social aspects. He has a special interest in interdisciplinary projects on privacy, at the crossroads between, for example, IT and the social sciences.
- The Department of Information Systems is made up of researchers in the fields of management, engineering and design, mathematics and logic, IT, biology and cybercrime, based on a multidisciplinary approach. It consists of two groups, one focusing on information systems and the other on complexity sciences.
par Chantal Behar