UNESCO Privacy Chair


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April 24, 2019
WiFi service to be provided in High Speed Trains (AVE). Are the WiFi networks safe? Interview to Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer, CYBERCAT Chairman, at Catalunya Radio POPAP Program (April, 2019). Link (in Catalan)
April 17, 2019
"Empowering Subjects, Users and Controllers when Anonymizing Big Data for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining" Keynote talk by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer at PAKDD 2019 conference, held in Macau (April, 2019). Link
March 23, 2019
A study analyzes pre-installed software on Android devices and its privacy risks for users. Many of the pre-installed apps facilitate access to privileged data and resources, without the average user being aware of their presence or being able to uninstall them. (March, 2019). Link
March 02, 2019
Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws. Social network targeted legislators around the world, promising or threatening to withhold investment. (March, 2019). Link
March 02, 2019
Here are the data brokers quietly buying and selling your personal information. Link
February 28, 2019
2018: A Big Year for Privacy. Link
February 25, 2019
Artificial Intelligence owes us an explanation. Opinion article by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer, published at Diari de Tarragona, 25th February, 2019. Link (in Catalan)
February 18, 2019
Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by report on fake news. Article published at the Guardian.com (February, 2019). Link
January 24, 2019
Amazon is pushing facial technology that a study says could be biased. In new tests, Amazon’s system had more difficulty identifying the gender of female and darker-skinned faces than similar services from IBM and Microsoft. (January, 2019). Link
December 28, 2018
The Catalan Government criticizes the annulment of part of the Law of the Cybersecurity Agency (December, 2018). Published at El Dia newspaper. Link (in Catalan)
December 20, 2018
URV coordinates a European project based on guaranteeing security in the Cloud (December, 2018). Diari de Tarragona COPE El Confidencial El Diario El Diario Vasco Diari Mes de Tarragona Tarragona Empresarial Diario Tecnología Diario La Razón Diari Digital URV
December 19, 2018
Facebook gave Netflix, Spotify, others heaps of user data, report says. One search engine got access to the names of all Facebook users' friends without their consent, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times. Article published at the digital newspaper CNET (December, 2018). Link
November 24, 2018
Tarragona needs more mathematicians. Opinion article published in Diari de Tarragona, in which Porf. Josep Domingo Ferrer is mentioned (Novemeber, 2018). Link (in Spanish)
November 18, 2018
Civil rights group says Oracles, Tapads and Experians get let off for wanton info-sucking. 'Lesser-known' names escape public scrutiny, claims Privacy International. (November, 2018). Link
November 17, 2018
Cybersecurity: Paris Call of 12 November 2018 for Trust and Security in Cyberspace (November, 2018). Link
July 16, 2018
The Unlinkable Data Challenge: Advancing Methods in Differential Privacy. Proposal of a mechanism to enable the protection of personally identifiable information while maintaining a dataset's utility for analysis. (July, 2018). Link
July 16, 2018
A 'hole' in Movistar's security leaves customers' information uncovered. The company admits that names, addresses and billing have been published, but does not specify how many customers. (July, 2018). Link (in Catalan)
June 21, 2018
Cybersecurity: Why this Spanish region has just created a new research center Amid recent political upheaval, Catalonia in northeastern Spain is bringing together its security initiatives. Article published in ZD digital newspaper. (June, 2018) Link
May 27, 2018
'The computer engineer on wheels'. Interview to Prof Josep Domingo Ferrer, Diari Tarragona (May, 2018). Link (in Catalan)
May 26, 2018
'If you want to hold a safe converstion, have it face-to-face, leave your phone'. Interview to Prof Josep Domingo Ferrer, Diari La República (May, 2018). Link (in Catalan)
May 17, 2018
'Anyone who controls Telegram and Whatsapp servers can have access to users' conversations'. Interview to Professor Josep Domingo Ferrer. (January, 2018). VilaWeb (in Catalan)
May 15, 2018
Cybercat and cybersecurity research. Opinion article by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer, Diari de Tarragona. (May, 2018) Link (in Catalan)
May 14, 2018
Robots, artificial intelligence and economy. Opinion article by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer (May, 2018). Link (in Catalan)
May 11, 2018
Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer has been awarded Literary Prize 2018 for his novel "Tot passa i tot torna" (May 2018). Link (in Catalan)
May 08, 2018
The first first cybersecurity research center in Catalonia, Cybercat, has been created. Different research groups from six Catalan universities –URV, UOC, UdL, UPC, UPF and UAB- have worked together to create the first center specialized in cybersecurity and data privacy. It is coordinated by Universitat Rovira I Virgili through the CRISES group, led by Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer. El Mòn (in Catalan) Vilaweb (in Catalan) La Vanguardia (in Spanish) El Punt Avui (in Catalan) Diari de Tarragona (in Spanish) Diari Mès Tarragona (in Catalan) El Mundo (in Spanish) Interview to Jordi Castellà Roca in Catalunya Ràdio (in Catalan)
May 06, 2018
WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum quits over privacy disagreements with Facebook. The Guardian, May 2018. Link
May 01, 2018
'Black Mirror' in China? 1.4 Billion citizens to be monitored through social credit system (May, 2018). Link
April 25, 2018
Croatian police arrest suspect behind global cyber attack platform. Reuters, April, 2018. Link
April 04, 2018
Zuckerberg says Facebook will offer GDPR privacy controls everywhere, published at TechCrunch, (April, 2018). Link
April 02, 2018
"The great amount of information we create makes it easy to manipulate us". Opinion article by Jordi Aragonés-Villela, published at ARA.cat digital Newspaper, (April, 2018). Link (in Catalan)
March 26, 2018
What's worse, run over two girls or two old women? Opinion article published at ARA.cat digital Newspaper, in which Prof. Josep DOmingo Ferrer is mentioned (March, 2018). Link (in Catalan)
March 19, 2018
The Cambridge Analytica scandal isn’t a scandal: this is how Facebook works. Article published at the digital newspaper The Independet, March 2018. Link
February 22, 2018
February 22, the Senate of URV approved the creation of CYBERCAT-Center for Cybersecurity Research of Catalonia. This is an inter-university research center coordinated by our research group at URV and including all Catalan research groups working in security and privacy. Hence, it gathers groups from URV, UAB, UPC, UPF, UOC and UdL. The center will be officially launched in May, when all participating universities will (hopefully) officially approve to join. Link (in Catalan)
January 28, 2018
28 January - Data protection day, declared by the Council of Europe and published on its website (January, 2018). Link
January 23, 2018
The Spanish state and the Castilian nation. Opinion article by Professor Josep Domingo Ferrer, published at Diari Ara.cat (January, 2018). Link (in Català)
January 15, 2018
"The bitcoin is a speculative currency". Interview to Professor Josep Domingo Ferrer. (January, 2018). Diari de Tarragona (in Spanish) Link (COPE Radio)
January 04, 2018
“Meltdown” and “Spectre”: Every modern processor has unfixable security flaws. Immediate concern is for Intel chips, but everyone is at risk. Opinion article published on the digital newspaper ArsTechnia.com (January, 2018). Link
December 19, 2017
What's done with our data? Opinion article published at diari Ara.cat (December, 2017). Link (in Catalan)
December 14, 2017
Net Neutrality - Live Updates: Facebook and Netflix attack FCC's decision to scrap rules that keep internet free and open. The Independet, (December, 2017). Link
December 12, 2017
Spanish Constitutional Court has halted Catalan cybersecurity Agency. (December, 2017). Link (in Catalan) Link (in Spanish)
December 12, 2017
In the clear? 1.4bn data records found on the dark web. PortSwigger News (December, 2017). Link
November 22, 2017
A Conversation with Giovanni Buttarelli about The Future of Data Protection: setting the stage for an EU Digital Regulator. Opinion article published in Future of Privacy Forum digital newsletter (November, 2017). Link
October 31, 2017
25th Anniversary of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme celebration act, celebrated in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, in which professor Josep Domingo Ferrer has participated. Link
October 18, 2017
The numerical support to Catalonia's independence. Those in equidistant positions should cease to put in doubt popular support. Opinion article by Professor Josep Domingo Ferrer. Diari Ara.cat (October 2017). Link (in Catalan)
October 16, 2017
Excluding technologies: when the machines discriminate people. Article in which professor Josep Domingo Ferrer participates. Diari Ara (October 2017). Link (in Catalan)
October 16, 2017
Serious flaw in WPA2 protocol lets attackers intercept passwords and much more. ARS Technica (October 2017). Link
October 10, 2017
How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets. The Ney York Times, October 2017. Link
October 08, 2017
Spanish control on the Internet: encroaching the limits. Opinion article written by Josep Domingo Ferrer and published in the digital newspaper Ara (October, 2017) Link (in Catalan)
September 15, 2017
How one of Apple's Key Privacy Safeguards falls short. Article published in Wired digital Newspaper (September, 2017) Link
September 11, 2017
Spain slaps Facebook with €1.2 million fine for breaking privacy laws. Article published in the digital newspaper 'The Next Web'. (September, 2017) Link
September 08, 2017
Why the Equifax breach is very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever. Published at ArsTechnica digital newspaper. (Sptember, 2017) Link
September 05, 2017
European Court Limits Employers’ Right to Monitor Workers’ Email. Article published in The New York TImes (September, 2017) Link
August 24, 2017
UK seeks early deal with EU on post-Brexit data sharing. Published at The Guardian digital newspaper. The Guardian (link) El Confidencial (link in Spanish)
August 01, 2017
'Anonymous' browsing data can be easily exposed, researchers reveal. Published at The Guardian digital newspaper. Link
July 11, 2017
"In order to know what will people vote, we need to pay attention to social networks." Interview to Josep Domingo Ferrer, in 'El Món' newspaper. Link (in Catalan)
May 30, 2017
Kaspersky: New EU Data Protection Regulations will Make IT More Powerful at Work. Article published on the digital newspaper Israel Defense. Link
May 15, 2017
Interview ran in Catalunya Ràdio to Professor Josep Domingo Ferrer, in relation to the latest global cyberattack, May 15 2017, in "El matí de Catalunya Ràdio". Link (in Catalan)
May 12, 2017
More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy. Reuters, May 14 2017. Link
May 08, 2017
The city council will allocate 2.5 million euros during the next three years to found research and investigation projects in Salamanca. Its aim is to encourage its industry. This piece of news was published at the Salamanca's City Council website. Professor Josep Domingo Ferrer particpates as a leading member in the scientific comitee. Link (in Spanish)
March 24, 2017
"Cybersecurity in the European Digital Single Market" Report in which Prof. Josep Domingo Ferrer has participated as one of the High Level Group of Scientific Advisors. Link In this Opinion, the Group makes a number of recommendations for policy action to make it easier and safer for people and businesses to operate online in the EU.
March 08, 2017
Wikileaks Unveils 'Vault 7': "The Largest Ever Publication Of Confidential CIA Documents"; Another Snowden Emerges. Article published at the Zerohedge digital magazine, March 2017. Link
February 26, 2017
Telefónica presents AURA, a pioneering way in the industry to interact with customers based on cognitive intelligence. Presented at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona, February 26. Published in Telefonica's website. Link
January 20, 2017
In Response to Guardian’s Irresponsible Reporting on WhatsApp: A Plea for Responsible and Contextualized Reporting on User Security. Article published on the Technosociology magazine, January 2017. Link
January 13, 2017
WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages. Published at The Guardian digital newspaper, January, 2017. Link
January 10, 2017
Brussels plans to strengthen online privacy protection. Article published at the La Croix International digital newspaper. Link
December 21, 2016
EU accuses Facebook of misleading it in WhatsApp takeover probe. Published in Reuters, 20th December 2016. Link
December 21, 2016
Researcher Josep Domingo-Ferrer, awarded for his contributions to the Computing Science field. URV Digital Newsletter (in Catalan) Tarragona Radio (in Catalan) Diari de Tarragona (in Spanish)
December 15, 2016
Hack Brief: Hackers Breach a Billion Yahoo Accounts. A Billion. Published in 'Wired' Newsletter. Link
December 07, 2016
The Serra Hunter asset. Opinion article by Josep Domingo Ferrer, published in Spanish newspaper El País. Link (in Spanish)
November 30, 2016
ACM Recognizes Distinguished Members for Computing Innovations that Transform Society. 2016 Members Selected for Individual Achievements that Expand Scientific Frontiers and Advance the Digital Age. Article published in ACM in which Porf. Josep Domingo Ferrer is mentioned. ACM.org CBS8.com
November 19, 2016
The trace we leave on the Internet, on social media or with the mobile phone can be the cause of our discrimination. Interview on 'Evening news, TV3-Catalan TV' Video link (Catalan version)
October 27, 2016
Big Data, incorrectly used, can become a methematical destruction weapon. Opinion article that cites Josep Domingo Ferrer, October 27th, 2016. Digital magazine 'Yorokobu'. Link (Spanish version)
October 03, 2016
Catalan universities: reality and ambition. Opinion article of Josep Domingo Ferrer in Diari ARA, October 3rd, 2016. Link (catalan)
September 25, 2016
Switzerland votes in favour of greater surveillance. Article published on the Catalan Corporation Audiovisual Means. Link
June 20, 2016
"Privacy by design award" by the Catalan Data Protection authority goes to Dr Javi Parra, a member of the Chair. Parlament de Catalunya La Vanguàrdia ABC.es Reusdigital.cat Tarragona Ràdio Confilegal
April 06, 2016
Interview with Josep Domingo-Ferrer on the CLARUS approach to processing sensitive data in the cloud. Link
March 18, 2016
D. Sánchez, S. Martínez and J. Domingo-Ferrer (Chair members) publish a paper in "Science" on how to properly anonymize data. Link
March 07, 2016
The magazine Communications of the ACM publishes an article where Josep Domingo-Ferrer and a former PhD of his, Sara Haijan, are interviewed about their work on anti-discrimination in data mining. Link
January 22, 2016
Most people are quite negligent about their privacy. Diari Digital URV
January 18, 2016
Professor and researcher Josep Domingo-Ferrer, appointed Fellow Member of Institut d'Estudis Catalans. IEC Diari Digital URV El Punt Avui
January 11, 2016
The book "Database Anonymization" by Josep Domingo-Ferrer, David Sánchez and Jordi Sòria-Comas, has been published published. This Synthesis Lecture provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of privacy in data releases focusing on the computer science perspective Link in Catalan
December 17, 2015
ENISA report "Privacy by design in big data" is published. Link
December 08, 2015
The Police could install a Trojan on a suspect's PC. Article publish in 'Diari El País' (December, 2015) Link (in Spanish)
January 23, 2015
The chairholder, Josep Domingo-Ferrer, among Catalonia's top 100 scientists, according to Google Scholar. Link in Catalan
January 12, 2015
ENISA publishes a report on privacy by design, co-authored by Josep Domingo-Ferrer. Link
November 12, 2014
90% of Spain’s Cyber Attacks Target Catalonia During Independence Vote, Government Says. [Link]
November 10, 2014
The chairholder (Josep Domingo-Ferrer) has been appointed as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.
November 01, 2014
VISC+ and the sale of health data. [PDF in Catalan]
September 10, 2014
The stolen selfies and Cloud privacy. [PDF in Catalan]
May 22, 2014
The right to be forgotten. [PDF in Catalan]
May 22, 2014
Josep Domingo-Ferrer gives a presentation at ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency, Athens, Greece), on Privacy by Design.
May 13, 2014
The Chairholder attends a meeting between representatives of Catalonia's UNESCO Civil Network and Enric Masllorens, who has been commissioned by the Catalan government with the task of re-building Catalonia's UNESCO Center.
April 24, 2014
Representatives of the UNESCO civil network meet the heads of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Catalonia. Dolors Reig attends the meeting on behalf of Associations and Clubs, Imma Casals on behalf of the library network, and Josep Domingo-Ferrer on behalf of the UNESCO Chairs.
March 20, 2014
Google rewards the URV Professor Josep Domingo-Ferrer for making research on data privacy. [Link in Catalan]
March 04, 2014
A mobile application developed in URV allows to prove the number of occupants in a vehicle. [Link in Catalan]
February 21, 2014
A mobile application developed at URV allows to prove the number of occupants in a vehicle. [Link in Catalan] [PDF in Catalan]
February 13, 2014
A conference on Smart cities and privacy is carried out by Dr. Josep Domingo-Ferrer at Centre de Lectura in Reus. [Link in Catalan]
January 24, 2014
Presentation of the project which ensures the protection of the privacy of individuals appearing in a video. [Link]
December 14, 2013
M-Carer: a mobile and intelligent caretaker for Alzheimer. [PDF in Catalan] [Link]
November 20, 2013
Joint web site of the Catalan UNESCO Chairs published in www.catedresunesco.cat. [Link]
July 15, 2013
The conference on Privacy, Security and Trust took place from the 10th to the 12th of July in Tarragona. [Link]
September 03, 2012
Interview with Josep Domingo-Ferrer and Chris Clifton about Privacy in Spatiotemporal Data Analysis. [Link]
March 01, 2012
Josep Domingo-Ferrer: 'It is really difficult to live without Google'.[Link]
February 22, 2011
Cars that talk: technology outlines the cars of the future. Josep Domingo Ferrer's interview in Barcelona TV about VANETs. [Link]
October 04, 2010
"La Cátedra UNESCO de Privacidad de Datos". Josep Domingo's article in the personal data protection agency's journal of the Community of Madrid. [Link]
September 30, 2010
Conference about "Next Generation Privacy Challenges and Opportunities" organized by the "The Public Voice Civil Society Meeting" in Israel in October the 25th, 2010. Josep Domingo, professor of the URV and director of the UNESCO chair in data privacy, will take part in it. [Link]
July 14, 2010
Researchers from the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, coordinated by A. Martínez-Ballesté, have completed a survey on the use and knowledge of Information and Communications Technologies in 2010 by Catalan citizens and households. [Link]
March 17, 2010
On April 14th 2010, The Chairman Josep Domingo will give a keynote talk entitled "The UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy research in car-to-car communication" in the ETHICOMP 2010 conference.
January 04, 2010
On January 15, 2010 the Conference on data privacy and security will be celebrated in Tarragona. [Link]
May 19, 2009
Participation of Josep Domingo in a round table from the "Barcelona Digital Global Congress" presenting the ARES project. [Link]
February 05, 2009
Agreement with the 2st Intl. Workshop on Mobility, Data Mining and Privacy - PAIS 2009 (March 22, 2009. Saint-Petersburg, Russia) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
December 13, 2008
Presentation by Dr. Josep Domingo-Ferrer entitled "Mathematics, information and privacy". [PDF] (Catalan).
November 25, 2008
UNESCO and URV agree to renew the Chair agreement for two more years, up to March 22, 2011.
October 07, 2008
Agreement with the ESSNet course (9 - 12 December, Ljubljana, Slovenia) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
September 29, 2008
Agreement with the ICDM'08 (15 - 19 December, Pisa, Italy) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
September 15, 2008
Next keynote talk from J. Domingo-Ferrer: "Safety and privacy in vehicular communications", Workshop on Privacy in Location-Based Services - PILBA'2008, within ESORICS 2008, Malaga, October 9, 2008.
September 10, 2008
Agreement with the MDAI 2009 (Awaji Island, Japan, Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2009) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
July 14, 2008
Agreement with the PinKDD'08 (August 24-27, Las Vegas, Nevada) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
June 15, 2008
Agreement with the 5th VLDB Workshop on SECURE DATA MANAGEMENT - SDM'08 (August 24, Auckland, New Zealand) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
June 01, 2008
Agreement with the PSD 2008 (Sep. 24-26, 2008, Istanbul, Turkey) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
March 07, 2008
Agreement with the 3rd Bertinoro PhD School on Security of Wireless Networking to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries to their PhD courses (July 27th - August 1st 2008, Italy).
February 29, 2008
Destatis-Statistisches Bundesamt (German Federal Statistical Office) joins the Chair as a participating institution.
December 17, 2007
Presentation by the Chairholder to the institutions participating in the Chair of the 2007 activities and 2008 forward planning (Manchester, UK). [Link]
December 13, 2007
Agreement with the First Interdisciplinary Workshop on Mobility, Data Mining and Privacy (February 14, 2008, Rome) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
November 15, 2007
Participation of Josep Domingo in the round table "The transfer of knowledge and innovation from the point of view of university: company-university connection, models and future".
September 20, 2007
Agreement with the International Workshop on Privacy and Anonymity in the Information Society (PAIS) (March 25, 2008, Nantes, France) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
September 13, 2007
Opened the Call for Papers for the Workshop on Privacy and Security by means of Artificial Intelligence (PSAI 2008). More information here.
September 13, 2007
Opened the Call for Chapters for the new book "Advances in Artificial Intelligence for Privacy Protection and Security". More information here.
July 19, 2007
Agreement with the Joint UNECE/Eurostat Work Session on Statistical Data Confidentiality (Manchester, UK, Dec. 2007) to subsidize the attendance of participants from transition countries.
June 04, 2007
Collaboration agreement with Obrador Edendum publishers for dissemination actions on privacy in Catalonia.