The Inclusive Privacy Project

Towards effective privacy for all

Privacy or security mechanisms are usually designed with the generic population in mind. As such, they often fall short of supporting many under-studied or marginalized sub-populations, such as children, older adults, people with disabilities, activists, journalists, victims of crimes or domestic violence, and people from non-western or developing countries.

The goal of this project is to design effective privacy mechanisms for people with disabilities, focusing on visual impairments. More broadly, this project aims to pave the way towards "Inclusive Privacy," a vision of designing effective privacy mechanism for the widest range of people possible.


This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, "CAREER: Inclusive Privacy: Effective Privacy Management for People with Visual Impairments" (CNS-1652497). This project is also supported in part by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR Grant 90DP0061-01-00). The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of the NSF, the NIDILRR or the US Government.



New Paper

Inclusive Security and Privacy
Y. Wang, "Inclusive Security and Privacy," in IEEE Security and Privacy, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 82-87, 2018.


Data Privacy: Demistifying the GDPR

Have you noticed that recently many companies such as Google, Spotify, and LinkedIn have sent emails or alerts notifying you about changes in their privacy policies? Why are they all doing that? Well, companies around the world are getting ready for what may be considered a new era of privacy legislation, the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


WIPS 2018

WIPS2018 workshop will be held at SOUPS2018 in Baltimore, MD on August, 12th. (position paper due 5/25)

New Paper

Yang Wang. 2017. The Third Wave?: Inclusive Privacy and Security. In Proceedings of the 2017 New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW 2017). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 122-130.