Information Privacy

Featured

  • Woman typing into a laptop

    Report

    Few Consumers Penalize Hacked Companies for Data Breaches

    Apr 13, 2016

    About a quarter of American adults surveyed reported that they received a data breach notification in the past year, but 77 percent of them were highly satisfied with the company's post-breach response. Only 11 percent of respondents stopped dealing with the company afterwards.

  • Digital silhouettes of people

    Commentary

    How to Rethink Data Privacy

    Oct 5, 2016

    Society benefits from the exchange of large-scale data in many ways. Anonymization is the usual mechanism for addressing the privacy of data subjects. Unfortunately, anonymization is broken.

Explore Information Privacy

  • Report

    Privacy Systems for Telecommunication Networks.

    There is an increasing need for providing privacy and security in telecommunication and teleprocessing networks. This paper presents a brief survey of privacy systems--the techniques that can be used to provide communications security in commercial ...

    Dec 31, 1973

  • Report

    Computers, Personal Privacy and Human Choice.

    There is substantial concern in the world today about the relation between the individual citizen and government or private databanks that use information about him for various purposes. Society needs to achieve a balance among (1) the needs for inf...

    Dec 31, 1972

  • Report

    Data Banks, Privacy, and Society

    The growing number of automated personal data files, collected for different purposes, can be linked to obtain individual dossiers, especially using Social Security numbers.

    Dec 31, 1972

  • Report

    The Application of Information Theory to Privacy in Data Banks.

    The Application of Information Theory to Privacy in Data Banks.

    Dec 31, 1972

  • Report

    Information Theory and Privacy in Data Banks.

    The problem of providing privacy transformations for databanks and retrieval systems falls into two modern disciplines: information theory and computer science. In this paper the concern is primarily with the former. Here it is shown that measures o...

    Dec 31, 1972

  • Report

    Privacy Transformations for Databank Systems.

    Privacy transformations, both reversible and irreversible, are techniques for increasing data security and privacy in computerized databank systems. Irreversible transformations, such as data aggregation, are used primarily in statistical databanks....

    Dec 31, 1972

  • Report

    Privacy and Security in Databank Systems: Measures of Effectiveness, Costs, and Protector-Intruder Interactions.

    The problem of providing cost-effective data security safeguards in personal information databanks is addressed. A structural model of databank systems is formulated, the roles of its elements in providing or threatening data privacy and security ar...

    Dec 31, 1971

  • Report

    A Brief History of Computer Privacy

    Recital of RAND's pioneering efforts from the beginning of the computer era to resolve the complex privacy and security problems arising from the proliferation of computer systems and their applications. Of first concern was the protection of classi...

    Dec 31, 1971

  • Report

    Privacy and Information Systems: An Argument and an Implementation

    Examines the social and technical implications of information systems in relation to the individual's ability to control the dissemination of information about himself.

    Dec 31, 1969

  • Report

    On the Engineer's Responsibility in Protecting Privacy

    A discussion of the engineer's responsibility to protect privacy in an age of increasingly automated personal and business documentation.

    May 1, 1968

  • Report

    Privacy Aspects of the Cashless and Checkless Society: Testimony Before the Senate Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure

    A discussion of the problem of maintaining privacy in an age of computerized credit transactions, and a proposal that some government agency be charged with the responsibility for protecting citizens' privacy.

    Dec 31, 1967

  • Report

    Remarks on the Question of Privacy Raised by the Automation of Mental Health Records

    It is necessary to face issues of the individual's right to privacy raised by the future automation of information systems.

    Mar 31, 1967

  • Report

    Security and Privacy in Computer Systems.

    Paper prepared in 1967 that outlines the configuration of a typical remote-access, multi-user resource-sharing computer system and identifies some of its vulnerabilities to unauthorized divulgence of information.

    Dec 31, 1966

  • Report

    System Implications of Information Privacy.

    A detailed account of ways to protect computer systems from invasions of privacy, presented at the Spring Joint Computer Conference in April 1967.

    Dec 31, 1966

  • Content

    Lillian Ablon

    Adjunct Information Scientist
    Education M.S. in mathematics, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

  • Content

    Michael Bohnert

    Technical Analyst
    Education B.S. in mechanical engineering, University of Notre Dame; M.E. in systems engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

  • Content

    Ritika Chaturvedi

    Engineer
    Education B.S. in biomedical engineering, Northwestern University; Ph.D. in bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

  • Content

    Osonde A. Osoba

    Co-Director, Center for Scalable Computing and Analysis; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Information Scientist;
    Education Ph.D. & M.S. in electrical engineering, University of Southern California; B.S. in electrical and computer engineering, University of Rochester

  • Content

    Michelle Priest

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.A. in economics, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Content

    M. Susan Ridgely

    Senior Health Policy Researcher; Co-Director, RAND Center of Excellence on Health System Performance; Affiliate Faculty, Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education J.D. in health law, University of Maryland School of Law