IPRI Events and Seminars

IPRI invites leading researchers and thinkers to MIT to share their ideas and inform our work. These sessions are open to the public and are ongoing throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

IPRI Presenting - Internet Policy Track at ILP R&D Conference
Nov 15th, 2017

IPRI Presenting - Internet Policy Track at ILP R&D Conference

When: Wed, Nov 15th, 2017
Where: MIT Campus – Stratton Student Center (W20)

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Previous Events

Industrial Cyber Security in Germany - Sandro Gaycken
Founder and Director – Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin

Industrial Cyber Security in Germany - Sandro Gaycken

Thursday, October 5, 2017

4:30PM – 5:30PM

Building 3-133 33 Mass Ave (rear) Cambridge, MA 02139

Sandro Gayken, one of Germany’s premier experts on cybersecurity spoke to IPRI on Oct 5th, 2017.

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Upcoming Event: Dr. Steven Unger Speech
From the UK's Office of Communications

Upcoming Event: Dr. Steven Unger Speech

When: Sep 22nd, 12:00-13:00 @ MIT’s Stata Center

The United Kingdom’s Group Director of Strategy, International, Technology and Economics, Dr Steve Unger, will be speaking to IPRI and his speech and following discussion is open to the public – come and join!

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Erin Kenneally (DHS)
1 May 2017

Erin Kenneally (DHS)

Erin Kenneally is a program manager in the Cyber Security Division for the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency at the DHS Science & Technology Directorate. She spoke to IPRI on data trust and innovation at the DHS Cyber Security Division.She explained two core programs: The Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk & Trust (IMPACT) program supports the global cyber risk research community by coordinating and developing real world data and information sharing capabilities (tools, models, and methodologies). The second is the Cyber Risk Economic (CyRiE) Program that supports empirically-based measurement, modeling and evaluation of the economics of cyber threats, vulnerabilities and controls.

Canadian CRTC head Jean Pierre Blais discusses Canadian telecom policy
24 April 2017

Canadian CRTC head Jean Pierre Blais discusses Canadian telecom policy

Canadian CRTC head Jean-Pierre Blais and Internet pioneer and MIT Senior Research Scientist David Clark discussed the past, present, and future of Canadian telecom policy and its relationship with the U.S.

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Julia Angwin
Algorithmic Accountability

Julia Angwin

MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative hosted a discussion in March 2017 with ProPublica’s Julia Angwin on algorithmic accountability and the role of machine learning in societal decisions, including criminal sentencing.

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Dr. Caroline Paunov - March 7th, 2017
Making Innovation Benefit All

Dr. Caroline Paunov - March 7th, 2017

Dr. Caroline PAUNOV of the OECD presented on ways to make innovation benefit all. There is evidence that the digital transformation is having significant impacts on income distribution. Dr. Paunov discussed her findings and policy directions.

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Robert Hannigan - Director of GCHQ
March 2016 at IPRI

Robert Hannigan - Director of GCHQ

“I am not in favor of banning encryption. Nor am I asking for mandatory back doors. … Not everything is a back door, still less a door which can be exploited outside a legal framework.”

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Giovanni Buttarelli - European Data Protection Supervisor
April 2016

Giovanni Buttarelli - European Data Protection Supervisor

IPRI hosted Mr. Giovanni Buttarelli in April 2016 to discuss the changing landscape of data collection and usage, and the global impact it has on the individual.

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Admiral Michael Rogers - US Cyber Command
October 2016

Admiral Michael Rogers - US Cyber Command

Admiral Michael Rogers of the US Cyber Command and head of the NSA met with IPRI representatives for a half day privately before participating in a joint MIT/Aspen Institute/CNBC Cambridge Cyber Conference.

Houlin Zhao - International Telecommunication Union Secretary General
September 2016

Houlin Zhao - International Telecommunication Union Secretary General

The Secretary General of the ITU, Houlin Zhao, visited IPRI in September 2016. The meeting touched on areas of common interest between the ITU and IPRI such as network rollouts, smart cities, and women in ICT.

Vice President Andrus Ansip (EC) and Secretary Penny Pritzker (US DoC)
March 2016

Vice President Andrus Ansip (EC) and Secretary Penny Pritzker (US DoC)

IPRI hosted Vice President Andrus Ansip from the European Commission and Secretary Penny Pritzker of the United States Department of Commerce for a private industry roundtable and public panel session in March 2016.

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BEREC - Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication
May 2016 at IPRI

BEREC - Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication

In May 2016, IPRI hosted the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) on MIT campus for a half-day discussion about technology and regulatory issues.

Mignon Clyburn - FCC Commissioner
June 2016

Mignon Clyburn - FCC Commissioner

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn visited IPRI in June 2016 to talk with a group of our researchers about issues of interest to the two groups.

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Research: Privacy Bridges – EU and US Privacy Experts in Search of Transatlantic Privacy Solutions

Published on 2015-10-21

The EU and US share a common commitment to privacy protection as a cornerstone of…

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Event: Cost-benefit Analysis of Data Intelligence

Published on 2015-10-21

Min CHEN Professor of scientific visualization at Oxford University (website, presentation) Date: 21 Oct 2015…

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Research: Keys under doormats

Published on 2015-07-07

Mandating insecurity by requiring government access to all data and communications Released: 7 July 2015…

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Research: Linked Data and Mobile Application Privacy

Published on 2015-06-04

The smartphone applications ecosystem lacks significant controls and accountability mechanisms to protect users’ privacy from…

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Research: Negotiating Mobile App Permissions

Published on 2015-05-04

When people install an Android app on their smartphone, they are required to accept all…

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Research: Privacy Tipping Points in Smartphones Privacy Preferences

Published on 2015-05-01

The aim of this research was to understand what affects people’s privacy preferences in smartphone…

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