Postdoc position on privacy policies at Inria

by Daniel Le Métayer, Aug. 28, 2019

The goal of the postdoc project is to build on a privacy policy language to propose a privacy risk analysis method. This risk analysis method could typically derive properties about the types of personal data that could (or could not) be used by certain stakeholders based on assumptions about potential attackers (or, more generally, misbehaving agents)


Abstract: Transparency is a necessary condition to allow data subjects to make informed choices about the disclosure of their personal data. However, transparency is not sufficient in itself ; data subjects should be made aware of the risks related to personal data processing. The goal of the postdoc project is to build on a privacy policy language to propose a privacy risk analysis method. This risk analysis method could typically derive properties about the types of personal data that could (or could not) be used by certain stakeholders based on assumptions about potential attackers (or, more generally, misbehaving agents). The results of this analysis could be used by data subjects to enhance their understanding of the privacy policies and possibly adjust their policies to reduce the risks.

The postdoc project will be conducted in collaboration with the members of the Inria Privatics team and the other partners of the SPAI Inria Project Lab. It will be adapted in agreement with the successful candidate, based on his expertise and motivation.

 

Location: The thesis will be located in the Inria Rhône-Alpes Research Center, in Lyon.

 

Required skills: The candidate should have a PhD in computer science or a related field. Knowledge and motivation for one of the following fields would be appreciated: privacy, transparency, formal semantics, analysis. Knowledge of French is not required. 

 

Contact: Daniel Le Métayer  ([email protected])

 

Links: 

https://team.inria.fr/privatics/

http://www.onlylyon.com/en/