Conference on Data Mining and Privacy: “Privacy: Beginning or the End?”
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Conference Announcement “Privacy: Beginning or the End?”

June 20-21, 2011 Sabanci Museum, İstanbul TURKEY

As the developments in information and communication technologies improve almost every aspect of our lives and activities, new concerns related to their proliferation are becoming a focal point of passionate debates. One such concern is privacy. It, now, became easy to collect and store personal/private information through various technological means with or without individual’s consent. Often, people advertently publish personal information without fully considering its consequences. More importantly, one piece of private information, once leaked/published in the cyber-world, may stay there forever.

"Privacy: beginning or the end?" is a question we need to discuss from different perspectives in a platform that brings all the stake holders. Do we have to give up our privacy? Or can we give up benefits of collecting and analyzing the data, which may be suffocated through strict regulations and control.

The conference, which is organized in the context of EU FP7 project MODAP (mobility, data mining, and privacy) coordinated by Sabancı University,  strives to create a platform, whereby representatives from the different disciplines and stake holders, can openly voice their concerns while understanding and appreciating others’ perspectives. Interaction of ideas will also be an important step in increasing awareness on the subject. The conference will start with the talk by Faruk Eczacıbaşı, vice-chairman of Eczacıbaşı Holding and president of the Turkish Informatics Foundation. Leading international experts and sector representatives will give talks while organized panel sessions assist in exchange of ideas.

Conference dates: June 20-21

Conference venue: Sabanci Museum, Seed (

Sponsors: Sabanci Universty, MODAP

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