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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY
Damien Desfontaines

Damien Desfontaines
Privacy Paladin, Google | ETH Zürich


Damien Desfontaines protects personal data for a living. He’s a privacy engineer at Google, where he builds scalable anonymization tools, conducts privacy reviews, and translates high-level policies into technical best practices, and a doctoral researcher at ETH Zürich, focusing on differential privacy. He also sometimes vulgarizes academic definitions of privacy on his blog.


11:20am–12:00pm Wednesday, 09/12/2018
Location: 1A 21/22 Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Ethics and Privacy
Felipe Hoffa (Google), Damien Desfontaines (Google | ETH Zürich)
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Before releasing a public dataset, practitioners need to thread the needle between utility and protection of individuals. Felipe Hoffa and Damien Desfontaines explore how to handle massive public datasets, taking you from theory to real life as they showcase newly available tools that help with PII detection and brings concepts like k-anonymity and l-diversity to the practical realm. Read more.