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Attend talks and workshops in support of Data Privacy Day

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A series of talks and workshops

KEY, SFU’s Big Data Initiative and SFU Library's Research Commons are delighted to support Data Privacy Day with a series of talks and workshops on Thursday, January 25th.

Why attend? Data Privacy Day provides a forum for you to explore how data security impacts you as both a consumer and creator of data, how organizations view you and your personal data and how you can mitigate risks associated with your data.

Attendance is free but registration is required.

Register now!

Privacy and Public Pedagogy in an Expository Society

10:30 am to 11:30 am, Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons

How is privacy understood and experienced in educational settings today? How do students (in particular) navigate the complex webs of monitoring and information sharing that characterize contemporary educational institutions and, crucially, how do these institutions prepare them to make informed decisions about privacy and personal information?

Presented by:
Mike Larsen is the President of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, and a faculty member in the Criminology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He teaches courses on criminal justice, criminological theory, law & society, policing and police accountability, surveillance, and transparency.

Secure data

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons

Protect your research data by following strong security practices. This workshop will cover topics including: cloud storage, full disk encryption, threat modelling, communication and file sharing, account security, two-factor authentication (2FA), and digital preservation.

Learn how to keep data secure with SFU resources

Records Security & Surveillance Self-Defense

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Harbour Centre, Rm 1520

Tools and best practices will keep your records more secure. We'll consider security topics including cloud storage, full disk encryption, digital preservation, and secure destruction of records.


January 25


SFU Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010 and SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, Room 1520

Registration information

Register for each workshop individually  - click on the workshop's name, above.


SFU Library | KEY, SFU's Big Data Initiative

Contact for further information

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