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PET Award Winners Named

DATA PROTECTION

August 5, 2011

Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner and Microsoft have named the winners of the 2011 Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET Award). The authors of a paper on the protection of genetic information and a researcher who raised awareness about the privacy vulnerabilities present in microtargeting advertising systems are this year's winners. "With emerging technologies growing rapidly in every area of our lives, leading-edge research into privacy is necessary to protect everyone's personal information. I applaud the winners on their remarkable achievement and innovation." The PET Award was created in 2003 to encourage privacy-enhancing technological development.

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