NYT editor Kathleen Kingsbury to speak at Privacy@Michigan

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Celebrate Data Privacy Day on January 28 by attending the Privacy@Michigan symposium. Kathleen Kingsbury, editor of The New York Times Privacy Project, will give the keynote address. Additional privacy experts, to be announced in January, will participate in two panel discussions:

  • It Takes a Village: Multi-Disciplinary Voices on Privacy and Ethics in a Hyper-Connected Age 
  • I Always Feel Like Someone Is Listening to Me: Voice Assistants and the Internet of Things 

During breaks and a reception, browse the privacy fair including a privacy clinic, where students help with general privacy questions, and posters showcasing privacy research at the University of Michigan. You are also invited to share your thoughts about privacy in six words as part of the U-M Privacy Card Project, and see what others have shared.

“This is a great opportunity for faculty, students, and the U-M community as a whole to be part of the discussion around privacy and contribute their own experience and expertise,” said Florian Schaub, assistant professor in the U-M School of Information and College of Engineering.

“It is important for us to discuss, learn about, and reflect on this important topic, and U-M’s depth and breadth of experts lets us do so in a multi-disciplinary way,” said Sol Bermann, chief information security officer. “I look forward to seeing you there.”

Mark your calendar now for Tuesday, January 28, 1:00–6:30 p.m. The Privacy@Michigan symposium will be held in the Rackham Building on the UM-Ann Arbor campus. The annual event, hosted by the School of Information and ITS Information Assurance, brings together faculty, researchers, students, staff, and the public for multidisciplinary conversations about privacy’s role in society.

Registration information coming soon. Open to the public. Admission is free of charge.