Scenario Two: Role 3. Computing Professor with specialization in Privacy

Privacy is a rapidly growing source of concern.  As more data are collected about people, with and sometimes without our agreement, researchers in computing have begun to specialize in privacy. They are trying to discover ways that systems may compromise privacy and design methods to preserve it.  For example, if an application reader downloads an applicant’s video and stores it on a personal laptop, this could expose the applicant’s video data to the threat of unauthorized access.

As a computing professor specializing in privacy, your main points of prioritization include:

  • Describing different definitions and types of privacy.
  • Describing issues related to the collection, storage, and use of personal data.
  • Discussing issues related to informed consent and data management practices.
  • Considering whether and how the data might be used for other purposes beyond the application process by the university and/or the company.