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Data Privacy Lab

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Data Privacy Lab is a program dedicated to teaching and research in areas related to privacy technology. The Data Privacy Lab in Harvard University is operating in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS). Latanya Sweeney founded the Lab and continues as its Director.[1] The program was first started in 2001 at Carnegie Mellon University in the Heinz College, replacing the Center for Basic Research in the Social Science. In 2002 it moved to the School of Computer Science, where it operated until 2011 before moving to Harvard. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is also running a Data Privacy Lab program and it is functioning in the College of Computing and Informatics.[2]

Some of the projects currently underway in the Data Privacy Lab at Harvard School are related to re-identification, discrimination in online ads, privacy-enhanced linking, fingerprint capture, genomic privacy and complex-care patients.[3][4] The Data Privacy Lab at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte conducts research in various areas like privacy preserving data mining, privacy issues in social networks, privacy aware database generation for software testing and privacy and anonymity in data integration and dissemination.[2]


  1. ^ "About Data Privacy Lab". Harvard University. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Data Privacy Lab". The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Research Projects". Data Privacy Lab. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Harvard's Data Privacy Lab Launching HRB". Patient Privacy Rights. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 19 January 2014.