Disputation: Shukun Tokas

Doctoral candidate Shukun Tokas at the Department of informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, is defending the thesis “Analysis and Enforcement of GDPR-related Privacy Principles in Object-Oriented Distributed Systems” for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor.

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The University of Oslo is closed. The PhD defence and trial lecture will therefore be fully digital and streamed directly using Zoom. The host of the session will moderate the technicalities while the chair of the defence will moderate the disputation.

Ex auditorio questions: the chair of the defence will invite the audience to ask ex auditorio questions either written or oral. This can be requested by clicking 'Participants -> Raise hand'. 

Trial lecture

"Temporal logics: Theory, tools and applications"

Main research findings

Privacy is recognized as a fundamental human right in the European Union, giving the right to a private life and associated freedom. In the midst of digital disruption, to have a meaningful balance between the fundamental privacy rights, innovation, and economic growth, it is therefore important to consider privacy as a primary requirement in system engineering. This thesis provides fundamental computing concepts for privacy, in order to facilitate construction of privacy-compliant systems.

By making privacy as an intrinsic component in design and development of systems, contributions of this thesis provide a way to turn privacy needs into tangible controls and a way to verify if the system is privacy compliant. In particular, the thesis focus on GDPR’s specific privacy requirements: data protection by design and data subject access request. There is a growing demand for verifiable privacy compliance in order to produce evidence for regulatory requirements such as accountability, transparency, etc. And this research work is at the intersection of GDPR-related privacy requirements and formal methods to facilitate a formal specification and verification of privacy compliance.


Contact information to Department: Mozhdeh Sheibani Harat

Publisert 8. feb. 2021 10:27 - Sist endret 29. juni 2021 10:14