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Mobile Privacy: Developer Kits & Tips

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There are tools and tutorials out there to teach developers all sorts of things about mobile apps, taking them from "Hello World!" to sophisticated products ready for the big time. But if you want help building privacy into your app, that's a lot harder to find.

This workshop seeks to change that. Through demos of existing resources and Q&A with attendees, we will provide you with the tools and skills you need to build the next killer mobile app while protecting your users' privacy and avoiding the media firestorms and government investigations that can kill a fledgling product.

We'll include hands-on demos of existing apps and developer kits and tools that help you think through and address the privacy implications of the data you collect and use. We'll also discuss what other resources are needed to give designers and developers the ability to meet their deadlines, pull in revenue, and still stand up for their users' privacy.



Chris Conley Technology ACLU of Northern California

Chris is an attorney and computer scientist working at the intersection of privacy, free speech, and new technology, utilizing social, legal, and technical tools to help people enjoy the benefits of the modern world while retaining their individual rights, including the right to control their own information.

Kevin Mahaffey CTO Lookout Mobile Security

Kevin is the CTO of Lookout, which he co-founded in 2007. He is responsible for driving Lookout’s technology to protect people from current and future threats while keeping the product simple and easy to use. Kevin's background is in security, wireless, and web applications. He started programming when he was 8 years old and it has been a love affair ever since. When not at the office, he can be found hacking in various coffee shops around San Francisco. Kevin is a frequent speaker on security, mobile, and privacy at Black Hat, DEFCON, RSA, and other conferences.

Nick Doty Researcher UC Berkeley School of Information

Nick is a PhD student at the UC Berkeley School of Information, studying how privacy and other values are considered in the technical design process. He currently does research on location privacy and privacy in Web standards and co-teaches the Information Organization Lab and Technology & Policy Lab at the iSchool. He also works for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) on improving support for privacy in technical standard-setting.

Tara Whalen IT Research Analyst Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Tara Whalen joined the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) in 2009, where she works as an IT Research Analyst. Prior to joining the OPC, she conducted post-doctoral research in computer security at Carleton University, where she is now an adjunct research professor. Tara has over 15 years of experience in the information security and privacy fields, including roles in research labs, academia, federal government institutions, and the private sector. As an IT Research Analyst, Tara investigates a wide variety of issues. Currently, her focus is on the technical aspects of privacy, including app privacy, confidentiality of wireless communications, data security, location privacy, lawful intercept, surveillance, and social network privacy.

Tim Vetter Head of Mobile Engineering Foursquare

Head of Mobile Engineering at foursquare. Residing in Alphabet City, Manhattan. Teaching computers to tell stories about place since 1999.

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