Dr. Dan Bogdanov met his first significant privacy challenges while working with the data collection systems of the Estonian Genome Foundation. This pain inspired him to start researching cryptographic solutions for privacy problems. He is the inventor of Sharemind, a secure multi-party computation system for collecting, sharing and processing private data. Sharemind is a new kind of computer that analyses digital data without seeing the individual values. This achieves beyond-the-state-of-the-art data protection, as has been demonstrated in various applications processing tax, education, genomic and financial data.
Dr Bogdanov has been a research team lead for multiple privacy technology research projects with the United States DARPA, European FP7 and Horizon 2020. He is the co-author of the ISO/IEC 29101 standard on the architecture of privacy-preserving systems and the ISO/IEC 19592 standard on secret sharing. Today, Dan leads the Department of Privacy Technologies at Cybernetica, an Estonian company creating information security, e-Governance and maritime security solutions.