Data Privacy Day Observed Feb 29th at Brown

Data Privacy Day 2012 logoData Privacy Day is an annual international event designed to promote awareness about privacy, and to provide education on best privacy practices. It has been held each year on January 28th since 2008.

It is one response to a networked world where questions like “How can I protect my information from being misused?” “Who is collecting all of this data and what are they doing with it?” “With whom is it being shared?” are on everyone’s minds.

These questions are so important that EDUCAUSE expanded their observance of the 2012 event to the entire month of January with four national webcasts. You can read more about them and link to recordings of each from EDUCAUSE’s Data Privacy Month page.

Here at Brown, the Information Security Group had planned a special event for February 10 in recognition of Data Privacy Day and to highlight the recent release of Identity Finder at Brown. That event has had to be postponed to February 29th and shortened to a one hour Brown Bag. As with the original event, this will cover topics that’ll include identity theft, an introduction to the software Identity Finder, PII and the law, and how to manage your life online.

Sign up now for the “Privacy Matters” Brown Bag on Brown’s new “training central”, Learning Point.  [Note: Participants become eligible for a drawing for a Brown Bookstore gift certificate.]