Attend the CTF Seminar Series: The General Data Protection Regulation, July 28

Simon Koch, a doctoral student and researcher at the Institute for Application Security at the Technische Universität Braunschweig in Germany, will present his work in mobile privacy including a sneak preview of his newest work on consent dialogs included in the proceedings of the upcoming USENIX Security Symposium. 

CTF Seminar Series: The General Data Protection Regulation
Friday, July 28, 2023
2–3:30 p.m.
Brickyard (BYENG) 210, Tempe campus [map] or Zoom

The talk will include a brief introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, and its implications concerning the rights and obligations of both users and data collectors as well as the challenges of actually enforcing the policies. 

GDPR came into effect in 2018 and represents a major step in improving the digital rights of users located in the European Economic Area and was supposed to provide any user in the EEA with a right to decide who has access and how the data is processed. The business world was wholly unprepared for this legislature and the transition and acceptance are limited with businesses frequently challenging, ignoring or circumventing requirements stated by the GDPR.

Koch will also dive into the privacy labels of iOS applications and their reliability as well as an analysis of how mobile applications try to trick users into giving their consent to extensive data collection practices.