The keynote speaker is Mr Yeong Zee Kin, Assistant Chief Executive, IMDA, Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission.
The first SCRIPTS Workshop on Privacy-preserving Technologies and their Applications was held at NTU on 13-14 February. SCRIPTS, the Strategic Centre for Research on Privacy-Preserving Technologies and Systems, is funded by the National Research Foundation
and the Infocomm and Media Development Authority.
With the mission to enable a smart nation to make the best use of collected data for the benefits of the economy and its people by having the ability to preserve the privacy and confidentiality of data during data mining, analysis and sharing, SCRIPTS was recently established in NTU as a strategic centre for research in privacy preserving technologies and systems funded by NRF/IMDA. SCRIPTS is positioned to be a one-stop centre for knowledge, technologies, and solutions for privacy-preserving problems. The objectives of the centre are to undertake academic research, develop skilled manpower and translate technology for value creation in the domain of encryption computation and differential privacy.
The two-day workshop was created to provide a high-profile, leading-edge forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present and discuss latest advances and innovations in theories, infrastructure, schemes, and applications for secure computation and privacy technologies, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future. World leading researchers from Australian, China, Israel, Singapore and the Netherlands will deliver invited talks on a wide range of topics in the field.