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Privacy@Michigan 2021

International Data Privacy Day is celebrated each year on January 28.

During 2021, ITS Information Assurance will recognize Data Privacy Day by hosting virtual events over Zoom in late January and early February. Connection details will be provided here when they are available.

Privacy Powered by Virtru
Thursday, January 21, 12:00 noon–12:45 p.m. (U-M login required)
Dennis Neil and Svetla Sytch of ITS Information Assurance will showcase how the email security tool Virtru can help protect your privacy.

Privacy Day Discussion with Guest Speaker Sarah Igo
Thursday, January 28, Data Privacy Day, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Sarah Igo, Andrew Jackson professor of history and director of the Program in American Studies at Vanderbilt University, will discuss her ongoing work on information privacy.

Student Data Privacy and ViziBLUE
Tuesday, February 2, time TBD (U-M login required) 
This interactive student-led webinar will focus on student privacy at U-M and will introduce the new ViziBLUE website that provides information about student data collection and use.

More About Privacy@Michigan

Each year, Privacy@Michigan, hosted by the University of Michigan School of Information and U-M Information Assurance, has brought together faculty, researchers, students and staff from different colleges, schools and units across campus and aims to spark ongoing, multidisciplinary conversations about privacy’s role in society—here at U-M and worldwide. While we cannot host an in-person event in 2021, we are excited to be able to offer some interesting webinars.

Learn more about the topic of privacy  in Why You Should Care About Privacy, a video produced by UMSI, featuring Sol Bermann, U-M Executive Director of Information Assurance and Chief Information Security Officer, and Florian Schaub, Assistant Professor, U-M School of Information. You are also invited to share your thoughts about privacy in six words as part of the U-M Privacy Card Project, and see what others have shared.

Stay Safe Online presents new materials for Data Privacy Day each year, including links to resources and online events.

Previous Privacy@Michigan Events