Data Privacy Day is an annual international event held each year on January 28th to promote awareness about the many ways personal information is collected, stored, used, and shared. It is also an opportunity to provide education about privacy practices that will enable individuals to protect their personal information. It has many champions who partner with the National Cyber Security Alliance by educating their customers, citizens, employees and communities through events, activities and other methods. Brown is proud to be one of those champions.
Because privacy has become such a pervasive concern, EDUCAUSE (advocate for excellence in academic IT) expanded upon Data Privacy Day to highlight the issue of privacy for an entire month. ISG has followed its lead and will also observe Data Privacy Month, hosting several events beginning on January 28th and continuing through the February. Participants in any of the events are entered in a raffle for a prize from the Brown Bookstore (drawing held on February 28).
ISG will kick off the month with a screening of The Human Face of Big Data on Wednesday, January 28 at noon in Salomon 001 (running time - 56 minutes). The film has been described as "eye-opening", "truly scary" and "mandatory viewing for everyone who uses the Internet." [Preview The Human Face of Big Data]
A second screening is scheduled on Friday, February 13 at 70 Ship Street, also at noon. You are encouraged to bring your lunch to either screening. Dessert will be provided.
In addition, the recently released documentary, Rise of the Hackers , will be shown the evening of February 9th in the BERT auditorium. The screening will be followed by a brief discussion, led by Brown's Chief Information Security Officer, David Sherry.
Light refreshments will be served before and during the film. Lobby opens at 6:00 PM; doors at 6:15; screening starts at 6:30.
ISG will also offer the Brown Bag, "The Evolution of Privacy & Why It Matters to You" twice: Thursday, February 5 in the ETC (CIT 201) and again on Thursday, February 26 at 70 Ship Street. Both sessions will begin at 12:05 and run 45 minutes. Those attending are welcome to bring a lunch; ISG will provide light refreshments.
Tip: You can follow ISG on Twitter for privacy tips throughout the month.