Measures of information

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Vitaly Shmatikov (The University of Texas at Austin)
We do not collect personally identifiable information... This dataset
have been de-identified prior to release... From advertisers tracking Web
clicks to biomedical researchers sharing clinical records, anonymization
is the main privacy protection mechanism used for sensitive user data

I will argue that the distinction between personally identifiable and
non-personally identifiable information is fallacious by showing how to
infer private information from fully anonymized data in three settings:
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