Privacy and data protection

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The objective of the course is to study issues related to data privacy and data protection. To this purpose, the course will investigate the problem of ensuring privacy of sensitive or confidential information in data publication and release and the problem of ensuring data security and privacy in emerging scenarios, where data are often stored, managed, and processed by external - not fully trusted - parties.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the main concepts related to privacy and data protection in different scenarios. The student will have knowledge of different issues, solutions, existing technologies as well as open problems. It is expected that the student will have developed critical thinking and sensibility on the problem of data protection so to be able to analyze the different privacy issues in different scenarios where the student may operate in the future and evaluate possible solutions to them.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Classes (in case of remote teaching):
Syncronous classes thriugh Zoom platfrom.

Exams (in case of remote teaching):
The exam is a written test, including open questions and exercises.
All the answers must be inserted into the system, using the writing nd drawing tools available on the platform.
The exam uses platform + SEB and video-conference surveillance using Zoom.
Course syllabus
- Introduction to security and privacy
- Authentication and access control
- Macrodata and microdata protection
- Privacy in data publication
- Data protection in emerging scenarios
- Data confidentiality and integrity in the cloud
- Access confidentiality and integrity in the cloud
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of databases and network concepts.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons
Teaching Resources
Web site:

Slides and reading lists made available on the course web site.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written test (1 hour and 30 minutes), including both questions and exercises covering the topics of the course. Questions and exercises are aimed at evaluating the knowledge and understanding of the student of the course.
INF/01 - INFORMATICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Foresti Sara