We develop privacy-preserving tools and research at
MIT that will help shape the future of data governance.
We develop privacy-preserving tools and research at MIT that will help shape the future of data governance.

Leadership

Daniel Weitzner

Co-Director

Daniel Weitzner’s research pioneered the design of accountable systems as a new approach to privacy and investigates interaction between cryptographic technology and surveillance law. Weitzner was United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House where he led initiatives on privacy, cybersecurity, copyright, and digital trade policies, and was responsible for the Obama Administration’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and the OECD Internet Policymaking Principles.

Srini Devadas

Co-Director

Prof. Devadas’ current research areas are computer architecture, computer security, and applied cryptography. Together they bring deep technological and policy understanding to the critical issues in data governance and management.

Advisory Committee

  • Capital One, Awah Teh
  • Fidelity Investments, Figen Ceceli
  • MassMutual, Kevin Fitzpatrick
  • Visa, Robert Hedges

The MIT Future of Data, Trust, and Privacy initiative is led by the Executive Committee with input from the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is comprised of one member from each of the participating organizations, the faculty and research directors, and the executive directors from both CSAIL and IPRI.

Students

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