International Data Privacy Day is celebrated each year on January 28. Once again in 2022, ITS Information Assurance will celebrate Data Privacy Day with a series of virtual events featuring students, educators, and professionals working in the field of data privacy. Events will start on January 19 and continue until February 3.
Check out our scheduled speakers and their presentations below and plan to join us starting on January 19!
Security Privacy Interaction Lab (SPI Lab)
Team of researchers at the School of Information
Online Self-Defense Workshops
Do you worry about your privacy and security online? Do you want to learn more about how to protect yourself when using online services, smartphones, and other new technologies? In this three-week workshop series, researchers from the University of Michigan School of Information will discuss common risks and strategies you can use for online self-defense.
U-M login is required for these events.
Learn more about the Online Self-Defense Workshops with SPI Lab series, or check out the individual workshops below:
- Week 1: Protecting your accounts and devices.
January 20, 2022 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m (EST).
Learn about what makes a secure password, password management, software updates, and safely getting rid of old devices.
- Week 2: Protecting your privacy.
January 27, 2022 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m (EST).
Learn about how to control privacy settings on social media, how to change mobile app permissions, how to block advertisements, etc.
- Week 3: Protecting yourself against bad actors.
February 3, 2022 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m (EST).
Learn how to spot and avoid online scams, phishing emails, and identity theft.
Vice President for Global Privacy at the Future of Privacy Forum
Privacy Day Keynote — Beyond Privacy: Fairness in How Personal Data is Used in Our New Digital World
Friday, January 28, 2022, 1 p.m.
Learn about the origin of Data Privacy Day and how privacy and data protection are different, yet connected, and particularly relevant in our highly technological world. Dr. Zanfir-Fortuna will delve into real-life cases highlighting the importance of data protection in automated decision-making and algorithms, and explore the expansion of data protection legislation around the world and across the United States.
Instructional Designer, University of Michigan – Dearborn Hub for Teaching and Learning Resources
Privacy Awareness in Higher Education
Wednesday, January 19 - 1 p.m.
Considering that education is our mission, what are our responsibilities to educate students about their data privacy? Autumm Caines from U-M Dearborn will explore the tensions between individual control and collective responsibility of student data privacy and consider the affordances and limitations of top-down regulation and individual control.
U-M login is required for this event.