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Aloni Cohen is a sixth-year PhD student at MIT CSAIL, where he is advised by Shafi Goldwasser.

He is a recipient of the 2018 Facebook Fellowship, and is affiliated with the Berkman Klein Center and Georgetown University.

Aloni researches the interplay between theoretical cryptography, privacy, and law. His most recent article, forthcoming in the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, explores the Fifth Amendment and compelled decryption in criminal investigations.

Aloni is presently studying provable privacy through mathematical formalizations inspired by privacy legislation. He is also interested in privacy attacks and algorithmic fairness.


Jun 21, 2021

What a Hybrid Legal-Technical Analysis Teaches Us About Privacy Regulation

The Case of Singling Out

Micah Altman, Aloni Cohen, Kobbi Nissim, and Alexandra Wood published a new article “What a Hybrid Legal-Technical Analysis Teaches Us About Privacy Regulation: The Case of…



Towards Formalizing the GDPR's Notion of Singling Out

Defining predicate singling out, a new type of privacy attack intended to capture the concept of singling out appearing in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Apr 15, 2019