2015 Data Privacy Month

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 throughout February. Participants in any of the events are entered in a raffle for a prize from the Brown Bookstore (drawing held on February 28).


Thanks to all participated in one or more of our events this past month. One of the participants, Ben Tyler, was the lucky winner of our Data Privacy Month raffle. He received a copy of the new book Digital Exhaust by Dale Neef plus an Under Armour book bag. Congratulations, Dale!


Special Online Event:  January 20 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM, EDUCAUSE presents "The Power of Privacy and the Passion to Build Something Better", with guest speaker Michelle Dennedy (Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer for McAfee). Register now for this special EDUCAUSE LIVE!

ISG will kick off the month with a screening of The Human Face of Big Data on Wednesday, February 4 [note the new date, as the event was rescheduled from January 28 due to the storm] 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.

Reserve your seat for the: February 4 screening (Salomon) | February 13 screening (70 Ship)


In addition, the recently released documentary, Rise of the Hackers, will be shown the evening of Monday, February 23 in the BERT auditorium. The screening will be followed by a brief discussion, led by Brown's Chief Information Security Officer, David Sherry.  [Note the new date; event was rescheduled from February 9 due to inclement weather.]

Light refreshments will be served before and during the film. Doors at 5:45; screening starts at 6 PM.

Preview the Rise of the Hackers. | Reserve your seat now on Eventbrite.


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.

Register for the: February 5 Brown Bag (CIT 201 / ETC) | February 26 Brown Bag (70 Ship)


How can you get involved?
» Sign up for one or more events (the more you attend, the more chances you collect).
» Follow ISG on Twitter -- @ISGatBrown -- for privacy tips throughout the month.
» Spread the word. Post/share one (or more) of these event fliers.