Michele Vescovi

Researcher, Semantic & Knowledge Innovation Lab

Michele Vescovi is a researcher at the Semantic and Knowledge Innovation Lab (SKIL) of Telecom Italia, located in Trento at the EIT ICT-Labs co-located center. He is currently responsible of the “Personal Data” tasks within the Mobile Territorial Lab project (including the design, development and experimentation of My Data Store) and collaborates with to different initiatives related to privacy and trust. He is MSc in Computer Science and received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the ICT Int. School at the University of Trento (2011). Among his past experiences, Michele was visiting researcher at the Concordia University of Montreal (Canada), and worked at FBK institute of Trento. His research interests include privacy, personal and big data, personal data management, pervasive computing, ontologies and semantic.

Talk Title: 
Toward Personal Big Data passing through user Transparency, Control and Awareness: a Living-Lab Experience
Talk Abstract: 

Huge collections of Personal Data (PD) are the commodity of a flourishing market mostly fostered by the biggest ICT companies. However, they raise serious concerns over privacy and PD-protection. This is far from the desired Personal Big Data scenarios in which those collections enable and contribute-to the generation of widespread socioeconomic benefits to the collectivity. In order to reach these benefits, we believe that we need a fair PD management, where individuals, empowered with control and awareness over their PD, are enabled to actively and knowingly participate to these scenarios. We present the design and the adoption of My Data Store: a privacy preserving service that enable users to collect, manage and exploit PD generated in mobility. We have experimented this service in a living lab environment involving 100+ families.

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