Gilad Rosner

Privacy, Society and the Internet of Things

Date: This event took place live on February 16 2016

Presented by: Gilad Rosner

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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This webcast will explore how the Internet of Things implicates privacy and, by extension, what it means for society. Listeners will take away:

  • a sense of what is meant by the 'Internet of Things,' which does not have an agreed-upon definition
  • a better sense of the nature of 'privacy' in a modern context
  • an exploration of historical privacy concerns leading to an understanding of what is different today
  • a broad discussion of how society, regulation and technology interrelate and interact

About Gilad Rosner

Dr. Gilad Rosner is a researcher and consultant in the fields of privacy and identity management, and the founder of the Internet of Things Privacy Forum. Gilad's work sits at the intersection of technology innovation, business, public policy and standards development. His consultancy and academic research addresses social, technical and economic facets of authentication, trust services, personal data privacy and data use ethics. Gilad advises legislators, public bodies and private institutions on information policy, privacy and data protection. In doing so, he helps his clients to understand how social interests such as privacy adapt and extend within the IoT and the emerging digital identity layer. Gilad also has an upcoming O'Reilly free report "Privacy and the Internet of Things: Challenges and Risks of Connected Devices," which will be available soon.

Gilad is a technologist and manager, having worked in digital media, automation, and telecommunications. He helped design, prototype and manufacture the Emmy award-winning robotic video migration system known as SAMMA.

Gilad holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago, a master's from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, a PhD from the University of Nottingham, and is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute. He can be reached via @GiladRosner, @IoTPrivacyForum, and