Privacy Matters: Consent, Privacy and the Ethical Use of Data

Join us for a panel discussion on Jan. 28

How private is your electronic data? Privacy is in the headlines – from data misuse claims levied at Facebook, Netflix and Spotify to the release of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in mid-2018. Data Privacy Day, recognized annually on Jan. 28, is a great opportunity to discuss the natural and ongoing tension between personal privacy and the forces that threaten it.

Join the Center for Ethics and Human Values and the Office of the Chief Information Officer for a panel focusing on ethics, privacy and technology entitled, Privacy Matters: Consent, Privacy and the Ethical Use of Data. Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton will moderate a panel of Ohio State experts, including: Holly Drake, Chief Privacy Officer; Marcia Ham, Distance Education Professional Development Manager & Doctoral Candidate in Education Policy, with a focus on ethics in student data analytics; and Don Hubin, Director, Center for Ethics and Human Values.

Monday, Jan. 28

Noon -1:30 p.m.            Panel Discussion
1:30 - 2 p.m.                 Networking Reception with light refreshments

Join us in the Senate Chamber at The Ohio Union

Please RSVP by January 23 if you plan to attend!

Data Privacy Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of privacy and data protection and to unite privacy professionals worldwide. It also celebrates the date when several countries signed the first legally binding international treaty dealing with the protection of personal data, Convention 108, on Jan. 28, 1981. The United States, Canada and 27 countries in the EU observe Data Privacy Day, also known as Data Protection Day in Europe.

Registration is not required, but please RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 23 to allow us to plan appropriately for refreshments at the networking reception!

In October 2018, Ohio State made huge strides in the development of an Ohio State Privacy Program within the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Chief Privacy Officer Holly Drake collaborates with teams across the university to ensure that we are following values such as transparency, ownership and creativity. We expect privacy activities to expand dramatically in 2019. Learn more by reading about how Ohio State is working to build a more robust privacy program.