Data Privacy Day 2022

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.

Check out the individual workshops below to view recordings and slides from the events. (U-M login is required to view Zoom recordings)

Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

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 delves into real-life cases highlighting the importance of data protection in automated decision-making and algorithms, and explores the expansion of data protection legislation around the world and across the United States.

Read more about this event and watch the recording.

Autumm Caines

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.

See more information and slides from this event.