Data Privacy Day

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

About Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day is an international effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint.

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Nicole Wong Deputy US Chief Technology Officer

Keynote Speaker

Nicole Wong is Deputy US Chief Technology Officer, advising on Internet policy and privacy. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Nicole was the Legal Director at Twitter and Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Google, primarily responsible for the company’s product and regulatory matters. She is also a former partner at the law firm of Perkins Coie. Nicole is a frequent speaker and author on issues related to law and technology, including multiple appearances before the US Congress regarding Internet policy, censorship and privacy. She has taught media and Internet law and policy courses at the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of San Francisco. She is a member of the advisory board to the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley and has served on the Governing Committee of the ABA Communication Law Forum and the Board of Directors of the First Amendment Coalition. Nicole received her law degree and a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley, and her Bachelor of Art’s degree from Georgetown University.

Nicole Wong spoke about President Obama’s recently announced study of big data as well as the importance of design in setting social norms.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

11:30am – 1:30pm

Privacy Clinic
Connan Room, University Center

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Keynote Speaker: Nicole Wong
Deputy US Chief Technology Officer
Room 6115, Gates Center

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Privacy Research Poster Session
3rd floor atrium, Newell Simon Hall

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Privacy Clinic

Learn to protect your privacy

Our Privacy Clinic offers you the chance to ask questions 1-on-1 with CMU’s information privacy and security students, researchers, and staff. We will have subject-matter experts prepared to answer your questions about the following:

  • Online Behavioral Advertising
  • Browsing the web in private
  • Privacy risks on mobile devices
  • Privacy settings on social networks
  • Phishing
  • Security (sponsored by CMU's Information Security Office)
  • Financial Privacy
  • Censorship

Refreshments will be provided.

If you are unable to join us in Pittsburgh, return to this website on Privacy Day for more information on the above topics.