i cubed Interdisciplinary “Lunch and Learn” Seminar for Monday March 9

Translating Code to Privacy Statements
by Vijayanta Jain (Advisor: Sepideh Ghanavati)
9 March 2020, 12 noon, 336 Boardman Hall
Open to the campus community. Bring your lunch.

The growing number of mobile applications provide users with a variety of functionality to help them with their daily lives. However, these applications also collect and process personal information without proper notice and thus, pose a high risk to user’s privacy. Privacy policies, which are supposed to provide notice about privacy practices to the users, are often long, complex, and inconsistent with the mobile application’s actual practices. To help developers create privacy statements that are concise and consistent with the applications’ privacy practices, we propose a framework that analyzes mobile applications and generates privacy statements that can be embedded into the corresponding privacy policies.

Vijayanta Jain is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maine advised by Dr. Sepideh Ghanavati. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Texas Tech University in the Fall of 2018. His research interests are in the areas of privacy, software engineering, and natural language processing.

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