Information and Communication Technologies have made our life indeed convenient. However, the information that is beyond one's recognition has been digitalized, sent beyond one's expectation, and merged with other unimaginable amount of data. It is unknown if the result of such computation serve as a 'new value', or a new threat to privacy. This is an agenda where we all need to investigate and search for better solutions. IEICE should serve as a community respecting diversity, and I am willing to contribute to make its activities result in a healthy and green environment for our future generations.
Kazue Sako received her BS degree from Kyoto University in 1986. She then joined NEC. She has been engaged in the research of cryptographic protocols, such as electronic voting, auction, and anonymous authentication schemes in pursuit of both security and privacy.