Awards & Honours

Inria and the CNIL award the 2020 Privacy Protection prize

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Changed on 02/02/2021
The CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) and Inria (French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology) have awarded the 2020 Privacy Protection prize to a European research team during the 14th international conference Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP). The award was given to Márcio Silva, Lucas Santos de Oliveira, Athanasios Andreou, Pedro Olmo Vaz de Melo, Oana Goga and Fabrício Benevenuto for their article: “Facebook Ads Monitor: An Independent Auditing System for Political Ads on Facebook“.
Prix CNIL

 

On 28th January, 2021 Bruno Sportisse, Chairman and CEO of Inria and François Pellegrini, Vice-president of the CNIL, presented the CNIL-Inria Prize at the CPDP conference which took place remotely.

This European prize, created by the CNIL and Inria in 2016 as part of the partnership between the two institutions, aims to encourage research in the field of data protection and privacy. Papers were mainly selected on the two criteria of scientific excellence and societal impact, by a jury co-chaired by François Pellegrini for the CNIL, and Nataliia Bielova for Inria.

The awarded paper, entitled “Facebook Ads Monitor: An Independent Auditing System for Political Ads on Facebook”, by Márcio Silva, Lucas Santos de Oliveira, Athanasios Andreou, Pedro Olmo Vaz de Melo, Oana Goga et Fabrício Benevenuto, has been published at the World Wide Web Conference (WWW) 2020.

The Awarded Team :

  • Márcio Silva, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Faculty of Computer Science, Campo Grande, Brésil
  • Lucas Santos de Oliveira, Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia, Science and Technology Department, Jequié, Brésil
  • Athanasios Andreou, Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, LIG, Grenoble, France
  • Pedro Olmo Vaz de Melo, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Computer Science Department, Belo Horizonte, Brésil
  • Oana Goga, Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, LIG Grenoble, France
  • Fabrício Benevenuto, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Computer Science Department, Belo Horizonte, Brésil

The award jury has also highlighted two runner-up articles that were recognized by the jury as exceptional research in privacy protection, with very high impact on both society and industry:

More than fifty articles were submitted to the jury, which evidences the ever growing interest of the scientific community for this event.