Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day Champion logoData Privacy Day (DPD) 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 and has held a variety of events over the last few years in celebration that included seminars, workshops, Brown Bags and film screenings. For DPD 2017 ISG invites you to check out the Guard Your Privacy section of its site, with links to tools and tips, as well as to follow us on social media @ISGatBrown. We also recommend the following videos, events and resources.


Want to learn more about Data Privacy Day plus get a few tips? Watch this short video.

The Power of Privacy is an unsettling but timely film, from partnering with the newspaper The Guardian.

Got a minute? View "Five Digital To Dos for 2017" for some personal privacy tips offered by the National Cyber Security Alliance.

In addition, we recommend three of the lectures from the 2016 course The Surveillance State, hosted by Professor Paul Rosenzweig of George Washington University Law School and available from Brown's video streaming service Kanopy.

Big Data’s Shadow (Episode 7)
The government and private industries are using a vast cache of information about each of us: our travel patterns, our web browsing habits, our purchasing preferences, and more. Efforts to decide upon and enact laws and policies trail behind new developments in technology, and this lecture examines the potential inherent in such deep and widespread data--as well as the threat it poses to privacy and anonymity.

Some Problems with Privacy  (Episode 8)
Because our privacy laws are so far behind today's technology, we need a modern conception of privacy that offers enough flexibility for national security, but that also protects against abuse. Here, reflect on the nature of privacy and consider the two extremes: a Panopticon world of total surveillance on the one hand, and complete invisibility on the other.

Your Personal Data Is the Product  (Episode 18)
Surveillance dilemmas also play a significant role in the commercial world, where private companies have amassed incredible amounts of data about us. Step into the intriguing world of commercial data aggregation and predictive analytics, and explore the complicated legal and ethical questions surrounding the commercial collection and use of data. 

Online Events

Big Data: What's the Big Deal?: January 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., presented by EDUCAUSE.
From a privacy perspective and security, Big Data is different from other traditional data and requires a different approach. This talk will describe how and why Big Data is different, the challenges of Big Data, along with a set of best practices and recommended controls. (full details and registration link)

Data Privacy Day Event 2017 - Live from Twitter HQ: January 26 from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., presented by the National Cyber Security Alliance. Watch these exciting, fast-paced TED-style talks, segments and interviews focusing on the latest privacy issues for consumers and business, available online on Livestream, Periscope and Facebook Live.

  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Wearable Tech and Collegiate Athletes: A Hitch for Privacy?
  • 2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.: Privacy and Connected Toys
  • 2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Managing and Securing Your Digital Identity in a World of Connected Cars
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Women in Privacy
  • 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: The Tipping Point: Regulation and the Internet of Things
  • 4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Privacy and the New President
  • 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: 10 Things Startups Must Know About Privacy
  • 5:30 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.: How to Read a Privacy Policy in Less Than 60 Seconds – Even If It Was Written By a Lawyer
  • 5:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: A New Approach for Cyber Safety Rules & The "Tech Talk" With Kids
  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.: Scams, ID Theft and Fraud, Oh My – And Ways to Fight Back
  • 6:15 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.: Growing Up Online and the Need for Teaching Privacy in Schools
  • 6:40 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Presented by the Churchill Club: Data of the People, by the People, for the People

Other Resources from StaySafeOnline

Free Security Check-Ups​: Check your computer for known viruses, spyware, and discover if your computer is vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Check Your Privacy Settings:​ One-stop shop for easy instructions to update your privacy settings wherever and however you go online.

Parent Resources: Information regarding cyberbullying, child identity theft, facebook for parents, social networking, etc.

Educator Resources:​ Prepared educational materials for the classroom, K - 12th grades.

Business Resources: Informational resources for businesses regarding bring your own device, infroamtion security, document destruction, compliance, data breach, and risk managment.

Privacy and Domestic Violence: Resources for domestic violence survivors and victims to help safeguard the privacy of their personal information.