Privacy is an inherently interdisciplinary research topic that touches many disciplines at U-M. U-M faculty, researchers, students and staff, across many fields, either face or address privacy issues in their work. Privacy@Michigan celebrates International Data Privacy Day, held every year on January 28, and aims to bring together faculty, researchers, students and staff from different colleges, schools and units across campus with the goal of sparking ongoing, multidisciplinary conversations about privacy's role in society — here at U-M and worldwide.
Privacy@Michigan 2021 webinars:
- Student Data, Privacy, and ViziBLUE (view slides)
- Nine Digits: A Brief History of Data, Privacy, and the SSN (view the event recording)
- Privacy Powered by Virtru (view slides)
Conversations at the confluence of technology, policy, privacy, security, and law
The Dissonance Event Series explores the confluence of technology, policy, privacy, security, and law from a global and national perspective. It seeks to increase universitywide, multidisciplinary discourse, and support university initiatives, including those related to data science. In addition to hosting events throughout the academic year, Dissonance co-sponsors events across campus. Recordings of past Dissonance events are available.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Every October, IA marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with special events, featured information about IT security, and more. See National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 for information about what was done in 2020.
SUMIT—Security at University of Michigan IT
SUMIT 2020 went online for SUMIT Reimagined, a series of informational events where members of the U-M community could get help from IT experts on a variety of topics.
Every October, ITS Information Assurance hosts the Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) symposium to raise awareness and educate the community about important cybersecurity and privacy issues. This free event presents a rare opportunity to hear nationally recognized experts discuss the latest cybersecurity and privacy topics and trends.