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Report on Privacy Research within NITRD

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The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) 20131 and 20102 reviews of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program3 have identified challenges to personal privacy in the digital era as a significant impairment undermining societal benefits from large-scale deployments of networking and IT (NIT) systems. Consequently, PCAST has called upon federal research agencies to create a multi-agency initiative focused on developing scientific and engineering foundations for protecting privacy, which could then be the basis for new technologies and solutions in this space.

In August 2013 and in February 2014, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued two Requests For Information (RFI) to NITRD on privacy research activities pursued by the agencies in NITRD, to understand what research is taking place, and to explore a possible multi-agency research agenda in foundations of privacy. This report summarizes current research in privacy within NITRD...