Abubakar Aziz



Northeastern University

Boston, MA 02139

I am a Phd Candidate at Northeastern University in Boston, where I work with Christo Wilson. My research focuses on web privacy. Currently, I am investigating many different aspects of Google Privacy Sandbox such as the Topics API. In my previous research project, I conducted a measurement study on how well websites comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) with respect to the IAB CCPA Compliance Framework. Moreover, I am also working as a part-time Privacy Software Engineer at National Internet Observatory.


May 1, 2024 Happy to announce my paper Johnny Still Can’t Opt-out: Assessing the IAB CCPA Compliance Framework was accepted at PETS 2024.
Nov 15, 2023 Our paper “Market or Markets? Investigating Google Search’s Market Shares Under Vertical Segmentation” got accepted at AAAI ICWSM 2024.
Sep 28, 2023 My work on Google Search was presented at Trust and Safety Conference, Stanford.
Jul 19, 2023 Attended Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium(PETS) at Lausanne, Switzerland.
Mar 29, 2023 Attended Beyond the FTC: The Future of Privacy Enforcement at Harvard Law School.