Associate Professor Masooda Bashir will present her privacy research at the 14th International Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference (CPDP2021), which will be held virtually on January 27-29. The conference brings together academics, lawyers, practitioners, policymakers, industry, and civil society to discuss emerging issues and trends in privacy and data protection. This year’s theme is "Enforcing Rights in a Changing World."
Bashir organized the international panel, "Towards Developing Comprehensive Privacy Controls That Minimize Risks," and will serve as a panelist, along with Lisa Bobbitt, CISCO Corp (U.S.); Guy Cohen, Privitar Corp (UK); and Zee Kin, deputy commissioner at Personal Data Protection (Singapore).
"Information privacy protections have become a vital element for all computing environments," she said. "We can no longer presume that information privacy refers only to the confidentiality of personal information, but rather it is to include the protection of personal information and safeguarding of the collection, access, use, dissemination, and storage of personal and sensitive information. One approach to ensure privacy preserving environments is to minimize privacy risks."
According to Bashir, the Comprehensive Criteria for Privacy Protection (C2P2) approach will enable privacy researchers and practitioners a framework that will enable the development of privacy controls as well as serving as baseline protections that can be utilized in organizations. The CPDP panel, comprised of privacy experts from around the globe, will discuss and debate the gaps and strengths of current privacy protections and advancing technology and the potential of C2P2.
Bashir's research interests lie at the interface of information technology, human psychology, and society; especially how privacy, security, and trust intersect from a psychological point of view with information systems. She holds degrees in mathematics, computer science, and psychology and a PhD in psychology from Purdue University.