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University Receives $3.2M for Research

PRIVACY

August 18, 2011

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is receiving $3.2 million from the National Science Foundation to conduct an electronic privacy study, Newswise reports. UIC will receive the funding over the next five years to form an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program. Graduate students enrolled in the program will study electronic security and privacy issues in business, engineering, legal and social science. Discussing computer viruses, cyber-attacks and identity theft, the grant's principal investigator said, "Technological expertise is a necessity to fight these threats, but technological solutions divorced from human, social, economic and legal considerations all-too-often fail."
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