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Protecting Your Privacy At U-M Symposium On World Privacy Day

Jan 27, 2020

Dr. Florian Schaub, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information
Credit University of Michigan School of Information / si.umich.edu

January 28th is World Privacy Day, a day to raise awareness about how we can control access to our private information.  The University of Michigan is holding a day-long symposium showcasing privacy problems and offering solutions on how we can protect ourselves better.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with one of the symposium's organizers, Florian Schaub, about the event open to the community.


The following videos are suggestions on maintaining your online privacy (Credit: U-M School of Information)

About Privacy @ Michigan

Privacy@Michigan, hosted by the University of Michigan School of Information and U-M Information Assurance, brings 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.

Learn more about the topic of privacy and the Privacy@Michigan event 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.

Register today for the Privacy@Michigan 2020 Symposium & Research Showcase, Tuesday, January 28, 1–6 p.m., to celebrate International Data Privacy Day!  Kathleen Kingsbury, editor of The New York Times Privacy Project, will give the keynote address.  Additional privacy experts, to be announced in January, will participate in two privacy panel discussions.  A privacy fair including a privacy clinic, where students help with general privacy questions, and display posters showcasing privacy research at the University of Michigan will be available throughout the afternoon.

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