Rigorous Foundations for Technology Law and Policy
Seriously engaging with law and policy exposes new computer science research directions that have policy consequences. My work aims to understand and resolve the tensions between the theory of privacy and cryptography on the one hand and the privacy laws that govern its eventual real-world context. In this talk, I'll describe work that tackles three broad questions: How can we bridge the basic concepts of data privacy in computer science and law? How can privacy theory have a positive impact on policy? How can we incorporate legal powers and constraints into our cryptographic threat models for better cryptography?
Host: Ben Zhao
Aloni Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Data Science at the University of Chicago. His research explores the interplay between theoretical cryptography, privacy, law, and policy. Specifically, he aims to understand and resolve the tensions between the theory of cryptography and the privacy and surveillance law that governs its eventual real-world context.