Events

Thurs, Jan 25, 2018 | 10:00am-4:00pmPST

SF and online

Data Privacy Day 2018 – Live From LinkedIn

Data Privacy Day is an international effort held annually on Jan. 28 to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) will mark Data Privacy Day 2018 with an event streamed live from LinkedIn in San Francisco. This event will feature engaging panels, TED-style talks and interviews focusing on the latest privacy issues for consumers and businesses.

Agenda:

10:35 – 11:00 a.m. Looking into a Crystal Ball: What Your Data Says About You

11:05 – 11:15 a.m. Five Things You Can Do to Manage Your Privacy Now

11:20 – 11:40 a.m. What You Should Know About The Internet of Me and Your Privacy

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. How to Read a Privacy Policy in Less Than 60 Seconds

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Broadcast Break

1:05 – 1:30 p.m. Staying Competitive – Why Privacy is Good for Your Business

1:35 – 1:50 p.m. What’s an Algorithm Got to Do With It?

1:55 – 2:15 p.m. Balancing Act: Privacy and Innovation

2:20 – 2:35 p.m. Mapping Your DNA and What It Means for Your Privacy


Thurs, Jan 25, 2018 | 10:00-11:00amPST

online

EDUCAUSE Live! Webinar -- Student Privacy in Higher Education: What's Next?

The chief privacy officer of the US Department of Education (ED) Kathleen Styles will brief us on trends in higher education privacy, discussing in particular recent ED guidance about limitations on how institutions can use financial assistance data. She will also discuss ED's new emphasis on data security in higher education, as well as the implications for your school.

  • Review trends in higher ed privacy generally
  • Review recent ED guidance about limitations on the use of financial assistance data
  • Learn about ED's new emphasis on data security

Wed, Jan 24, 2018 | 6:00-8:00pm

GitHub, 88 Colin P Kelly Junior Street, San Francisco
and online

2018 International Data Privacy Day edition of Privacy Lab: Student Privacy Panel

Student privacy often faces a conundrum. How do organizations balance student privacy with legal requirements and benefits that can be gained from collecting data for instructional purposes? How can they prioritize when privacy often comes with a price tag and the public education system isn't exactly flush with cash? Are there interesting comparisons and contrasts between K-12, higher education and edtech?

  • Bill Fitzgerald, Director, Privacy Valuation Initiative, Common Sense Media
  • Lisa Ho, Campus Privacy Officer at UC Berkeley
  • Naniette Coleman, Ph.D. Student, UC Berkeley

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 1:00pm

South Hall, Room 205, UC Berkeley

Cyber Espionage and Civil Society: A Silent Epidemic

While digital media have empowered civil society to learn, educate, organize, and make themselves heard by those in power, the vulnerabilities inherent in our technologies have also exposed civil society to serious risks. The ability of threat actors (particularly those with links to states) to know everything about you and your networks, to even predict your future actions, and to respond accordingly, is unparalleled. Not even physical borders keep one safe anymore.

Drawing from recent reports and research of the Citizen Lab, Dr. Deibert will outline how he and his colleagues undertake the research they have done on targeted attacks on civil society, what those attacks look like, and what might be done to mitigate them.


Thurs-Fri, April 20-21, 2017

UC Berkeley, International House

21st Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium
Platform Law: Public and Privacy Regulation of Online Platforms

What is the proper legal model or models for understanding the online platform phenomenon? What burdens and responsibilities should these platforms face? What is the right mix of government and corporate policy that would support human rights, social values, traditional public policy goals, competition, and innovation? To address these questions, this two day symposium will bring together scholars in law, computer science, economics, and political science, with government regulators, practitioners, corporate representatives, and public interest advocates.

Highlights include:

  • Keynotes by FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny and UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye
  • Panels featuring representatives from Uber, airbnb, Twitter, Facebook, eBay and other platforms
  • Papers by Randal Picker of Chicago, Orly Lobel of USD, Jame Winn of UW

Topics will include privacy, responses to terrorist content, notice and take-down, and discrimination and algorithmic fairness.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 1:00pm

South Hall, Room 205, UC Berkeley

Cyber Espionage and Civil Society: A Silent Epidemic

While digital media have empowered civil society to learn, educate, organize, and make themselves heard by those in power, the vulnerabilities inherent in our technologies have also exposed civil society to serious risks. The ability of threat actors (particularly those with links to states) to know everything about you and your networks, to even predict your future actions, and to respond accordingly, is unparalleled. Not even physical borders keep one safe anymore.

Drawing from recent reports and research of the Citizen Lab, Dr. Deibert will outline how he and his colleagues undertake the research they have done on targeted attacks on civil society, what those attacks look like, and what might be done to mitigate them.


Monday, April 10, 2017 | 5:30-6:30pm

4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 3000, San Francisco

Hot Topics in Privacy: Who's Watching and How?

It’s hard to turn on the news these days without hearing about privacy and data security breaches occurring all around the world. These developments have spurred significant changes in privacy law and in the field of privacy more generally. Please join our esteemed panelists – with backgrounds in private practice, education, and civil liberties activism – in a discussion about government surveillance, new risks from wearable devices and the Internet of Things, online security monitoring, data analytics, and more.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 1:00-2:00pm

205 South Hall, UC Berkeley and Live Stream
CLTC Seminar Series

The Intimacy of Things: Privacy and the IoT

The Internet of Things has captured the attention of journalists, academics, business, policymakers and the public. But why? Is there is something qualitatively different about it… whatever “it” is? Popular discourse would have us believe that the IoT is the greatest boon to humanity since electricity, or the greatest threat to privacy and democracy ever imagined. Unsurprisingly, it is neither; the IoT is evolution not revolution. This talk will explore various conceptions of the IoT, examine the privacy risks it implies, review relevant policy frameworks, and generally try to deflate some of the hype and alarmism the subject tends to engender.

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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 | 5:30-7:30pm

Privacy Lab

Cyber Futures: What Will Cybersecurity Look Like in 2020 and Beyond?

CLTC will present on Cybersecurity Futures 2020, a report that poses five scenarios for what cybersecurity may look like in 2020, extrapolating from technological, social, and political forces that are already shaping our world today. CLTC grantees will also present findings from their research.

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Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 | 5:30-7:30pm
Mozilla's San Francisco office and Livestream

January Privacy Lab: 

Ask the EFF - Privacy State of the Union for 2017

We've invited a panel of five experts from the EFF to present a Privacy State of the Union and Wishlist for 2017. Each will talk for 5-10 minutes about what they are thinking about for 2017 and then we'll have an open Q&A.
EFF Panelists include:

  • Cooper Quintin - Staff Technologist
  • Amul Kalia - Intake Coordinator
  • David Greene - Civil Liberties Director
  • Erica Portnoy - Staff Technologist
  • Kerry Sheehan - Copyright Activist

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 | 11:00-4:30pm

Live from Twitter HQ: Data Privacy Day

A National Cyber Security Alliance full day event, including

Wearable Tech and Collegiate Athletes: A Hitch for Privacy?
(11 – 11:30am)

with UC Berkeley Campus Privacy Officer, Lisa Ho, and Dr. Katrina Karkazis, Senior Research Scholar, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University.'

Also,

  • Scams, ID Theft and Fraud, Oh My – And Ways to Fight Back
  • What You Should Know About the Internet of Me and Your Privacy
  • How to Read a Privacy Policy in Less Than 60 Seconds – Even If It Was Written For a Lawyer
  • Privacy and the Next President
  • Growing Up Online and the Need for Teaching Privacy in Schools
  • Privacy and Connected Toys
  • Looking Into a Crystal Ball: What Your Data Says About You
  • Women in Privacy
  • The Tipping Point: Regulation and the Internet of Things
  • 10 Things Startups Must Know About Privacy
  • A New Approach for Cyber Safety Rules & The "Tech Talk" With Kids
  • Presented by the Churchill Club: Data of the People, by the People, for the People

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 | 12:00-1:00pm

CLTC Seminar, UC Berkeley

Defending Dissidents from Targeted Digital Surveillance

Bill Marczak is a computer science Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley and a senior research fellow at Citizen Lab. Bill’s research focuses on identifying and tracking nation-state information controls employed against dissidents, as well as government-exclusive “lawful intercept” malware tools, including FinFisher, Hacking Team’s RCS, and NSO Pegasus. As part of his dissertation, Bill developed Himaya, a defensive approach that readily integrates with targets’ workflow to provide near real-time scanning of a subject’s email messages to check for threats. He will be explaining the architecture of the program, as well as the greater context for his work. A light lunch will be provided.

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Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 | 6:00-8:00pm

Privacy Lab, ICSI, Berkeley 

Tools to Teach Privacy

Erin Berman and members of her web team will talk about the process of transforming a broad, intimidating topic like online privacy into a learning opportunity that is personal, approachable, actionable, and reusable. The result, their Virtual Privacy Lab tool, was developed with a grant from the Knight Foundation and is available in three languages. They will be joined by members of the Teaching Privacy team from Berkeley’s International Computer Science Institute, their partners on the Virtual Privacy Lab. The Teaching Privacy website provides information about the various threats to online privacy and how Internet users can make better decisions about their privacy. They also provide educators with lesson plans and materials that they can use to bring privacy education to their classrooms.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | 6:00-8:00pm

East Bay Privacy Lab

Mobile Privacy - "What are your apps actually doing?" By: Noah Swartz

Event Description Phones have become essential tools for modern everyday life. As we rely more and more on apps, how can we ensure that they are only doing what we're asking. Come to Privacy Lab and find out about new efforts to track what your phone is actually doing from Berkeley's ICSI Haystack Project and Northeastern University's Recon.


DATA PRIVACY DAY (DPD 2016)

Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 4:00-5:00pm | 210 South Hall

Privacy and Student Analytics:

Student Success or Student Surveillance?

As a place where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions, and improve the world, UC Berkeley values privacy as a foundation for human dignity, radical creativity, and an ethical and respectful environment. How do we balance these privacy values with the vast potential of data analytics to support student achievement? 

Join this lively Data Privacy Day panel discussion and Q&A with:

Printable Flier:

  Student Success or Student Surveillance?


Thursday, January 7, 2016 | 3:30-4:30pm

2016 UC Summit on Analytics for Institutional & Student Success:
Data Ethics and Privacy Panel

UC Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus
w/ Kent Wada facilitator, Lisa Ho, Mitchell Stevens, Elaine Sedenberg

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 9:00am

State of Student Privacy

Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
w/ Urs Gasser, Sandra Cortesi, Dalia Topelson Ritvo, Paulina Haduong, and Leah Plunkett
Webcast

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 | 12:55pm - 1:55pm

Big Data, Algorithms, and Emerging Issues of FTC

Terrell McSweeny, Oversight Federal Trade Commissioner

Berkeley Center for Law & Technology Law & Technology Speaker Series
105 Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Consumer and Data Privacy Security

Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy, CA DoJ

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) Seminar Series
205 South Hall, UC Berkeley

Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 8:30pm - 2:00pm

1984+31: Is Nothing Private Anymore?

International Computer Science Institute
1947 Center Street, Sixth Floor, Berkeley, California 94704

It has become de rigueur for consumers to receive notifications of privacy breaches. Up until very recently, the consequences of these breaches have mostly been borne by the companies involved, while the individuals affected receive a year of free credit monitoring. This year, in light of the breaches at OPM and Ashley Madison, these consequences have radically shifted: disclosure of private data has jeopardized security clearances, destroyed relationships, and led to suicides. As we further enter the "Internet of Things" era, more and more sensitive data will become stored in the cloud from an increasingly wider variety of sources. How are the consequences of data breaches likely to change in the coming years? Is the nature of what is considered "private" eroding? What, if anything, should be done about it?

Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 3:00pm - 6:30pm

BCLT :8th Annual Privacy Lecture: Is Personal Data a Public Good?

Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley

Much of the debate (or hype) surrounding analytics and big data assumes that economic theory predicts data sharing is an unalloyed public good, an economic win-win for data holders and data subjects. The results from economic research on data sharing and privacy prove far more nuanced than that. Even within a purely “hardcore” economic framework more data and less privacy are not always the best, whether in terms of aggregate or individual welfare.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Differential Privacy: Introduction and Early Practice

Cynthia Dwork, Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research
320 Soda Hall, UC Berkeley

Differential privacy, a notion of privacy tailored to analysis of large datasets, has been the subject of intense investigation since it was first proposed in 2006. A salient property of differential privacy is its behavior under composition, which permits us to "program" using differentially private "building blocks" while tracking and controlling the cumulative privacy loss suffered by any member of the dataset.  This talk introduces differential privacy, describes a few differentially private computational primitives, and discusses differential privacy in practice: the potential, the difficulties, some running systems, and a path forward.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 4:10pm - 5:30pm

"I'm Very Concerned About the Privacy of My Users:" Privacy as a Practice in Mobile App Development
202 South Hall, UC Berkeley

Privacy is a critical challenge for mobile application development. Mobile applications are easy to build and distribute, and can collect diverse personal data. This talk will describe how developers define and legitimate privacy, and describe how knowledge of how to approach privacy problems is disseminated. Understanding the development of privacy as a professional practice can help us shape better guidelines for privacy by design, and broach challenges to the widespread adoption of privacy by design principles.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 9:30am

DataLex - Privacy, Big Data, & The Law

University of California, Santa Cruz

What is the role of information governance and regulation in facilitating and sculpting the uses of Big Data? At UCSC’s first-ever DataLex symposium, thought leaders in law, academia, and tech will convene to interrogate these and other emerging legal and ethical challenges arising from the use of Big Data.

Tuesday, September 23, 2015 | 4:10-5:30pm

Can We Afford Privacy from Surveillance? Do We Want To?

Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, incoming University Librarian and Chief Digital Scholarship Officer

202 South Hall, UC Berkeley

The extent to which we are subject to surveillance — the collection of information about us, by government, commercial, or individual agents — is in large part an economic question. Surveillance takes effort and resources — spend more and we can do better surveillance. Protecting against surveillance also takes effort and resources. Given the state of technology, the amount of effort and money each side expends determines what is surveilled and what is kept private. As technology changes, both the cost and the desirability of surveillance, and protection against surveillance, change. We can confidently predict that information technology and communication costs will continue to decrease, and capabilities to surveil and protect against it will improve.

What are the consequences for our privacy? Will we have a future with more or less privacy? Which do we want?

Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Our Lives Online: US vs EU

World Affairs Council Auditorium, San Francisco

In today’s digital world, more and more of our lives are moving online, raising concerns about the privacy of the vast quantities of information that now exist in cyberspace. In recent years, much debate has emerged about the tradeoff between individual privacy and national security, and the US and EU provide an interesting comparison of how governments have balanced these aims. In the European Union, privacy is protected as a fundamental right, contributing to much stricter regulations on data collection than seen in the US. Last spring, the European Court of Justice ruled that EU citizens have the ‘right to be forgotten’ online, a regulation that would quickly run up against first amendment arguments in the United States. The US lacks similar overarching laws for data protection, as has become very apparent as vast government surveillance has been brought to light. How do policies differ in America and Europe, and what can the two countries learn from each other? How can individuals better understand their rights and limit the amount of personal data being collected? And how much privacy are we willing to give up in exchange for national security?

Speakers: Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor and Cindy Cohn, Executive Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Moderator: Paul Schwartz, Jefferson E. Peyser Professor, UC Berkeley School of Law; Senior Advisor, Paul Hastings LLP

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | 4:10 pm - 5:30pm

Remember When Nobody Knew You Were a Dog? Anonymity, Identity and Location in Online Social Environments

University of California, Berkeley
202 South Hall

Once upon a time, interacting anonymously online meant talking to strangers who could be anywhere in the world and knew very little about you, and about whom you knew very little. Thanks to GPS, ubiquitous mobile devices and an array of recent apps, however, we can now very easily connect anonymously with friends and strangers who are physically nearby. And as anybody who has read reports of (or experienced) cyberbullying or used apps like Grindr/Tinder/Scruff to meet, um, friends can tell you, local anonymity is very different. In this talk I will be reporting on several recent studies of activity on Facebook and Grindr that explore how location-awareness and interacting with local strangers affects the nature of our interactions and self-presentation. Results suggest that people may feel more free to discuss sensitive topics or explore stigmatized identities when anonymous, but that also being local increases their concerns about being recognized by others.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | 8:30 - 10am
IAPP SF Bay Area KnowledgeNet

Putting Privacy into Action: Is Theory Ever the Same as Practice?

San Francisco

Privacy by design, privacy impact assessments, the three P's of effective privacy governance, "Big Privacy," and more.

July 22, 2015

Micronet: Where did Privacy go? -- and the role of IT in protecting UC Berkeley core values

223 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley

Lisa Ho, Campus Privacy Officer, will give an update on campus privacy values, organization, and operations and discuss the critical role IT staff have in upholding University values of autonomy and academic freedom. Learn (or get a reminder about) what you can do (and what IT has been doing) for Privacy, and give your input on what the Campus Privacy Office can do for you.

Saturday June 18-20, 2015

Quantified Self Conference and Expo 2015

Herbst Pavillion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

The Quantified Self movement aims "to help people get meaning out of their personal data."  The Quantified Self tagline is "self knowledge through numbers." The conference and expo programs give insight to the vast scope of personal and intimate data collection available today.  Free entrance to the Expo offered through CITRIS.

May 21 – June 7, 2015

Bearing Witness: Surveillance in the Drone Age

A comprehensive look at the wide reach and capabilities of technologies that trap us under a complex umbrella of surveillance technologies consisting of drones, phones and ubiquitous cameras and tether us together in unprecedented ways thanks to social media and the Internet at large. This exhibit is an opportunity to engage in conversation about the potential benefits of surveillance technology as well as the threats posed to fundamental rights of personal freedom and privacy.  Events include:
 

Sat. May 30 12:00pm - Visual Arts Curators' Tour

Wed. May 27 7:00pm; Sat. May 30 12:00pm - Mirror #1, Time Bubble: What if a wave of hand opens up a bubble that let you peer into the past, revealing action of people before you? Time Bubble is a live video installation that tinkers with the layering of past and present. Real time motion creates bubbles of hidden information: bringing back the past activity for you to survey. Paradoxically, the act of surveying subjects the surveyor to be examined by others. 

Wed. May 27 6:00pm - Eye Witness: Secrets, Control, Power, Subverting Power, Dystopian future, technology, power exchange, subliminal messaging, brainwashing 'A live performance featuring two performers (m and f) wearing iphone eye-masks, moving through and engaging with the crowd.

 

June 4-5, 2015

Privacy Law Scholars Conference

Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, CA

Privacy law scholars and practitioners from around the world gather to discuss current issues and foster greater connections between academia and practice. The conference brings together privacy law scholars, privacy scholars from other disciplines (economics, philosophy, political science, computer science), and practitioners (industry, legal, advocacy, and government).