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Cyber Privacy: Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care with April Doss '89
Thursday, December 03, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST
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Yale Club of DC Virtual Event



Cyber Privacy:  Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care
with April Falcon Doss '89


Thursday, December 3, 2020



This meeting will be conducted on Zoom

Instructions will be provided upon registration

Join us for a conversation with April Falcon Doss '89, a cybersecurity and privacy expert with experience working for the National Security Agency and the U.S. government, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, as she explores the most common types of data being collected about individuals today and delve into how it is being used—sometimes against us—by the private sector, the government, and even our employers and schools.

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About the Book 

Cyber Privacy:  Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care

Your personal data is being tracked at all times, across multiple platforms. If that makes you uneasy, it should.

We live in an era of unprecedented data aggregation. No matter where we live or what demographic groups we fall into, someone is collecting our data: to profile, target, and assess us; to predict our behavior and analyze our attitudes; to influence the things we do and buy—even to impact our vote. Employers, schools, and governments have access to unprecedented volumes of data, and exquisitely detailed user profiles are being amassed by major brands.

You shouldn’t have to be a privacy expert to understand what happens to your data. 

Technology is evolving quickly, while the laws and policies meant to protect us are not. It’s time to rethink notions of privacy and what, if anything, limits the power of those who are constantly watching, listening, learning about, and influencing us.

And that’s where Cyber Privacy: Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care comes in. April Falcon Doss '89, a cybersecurity and privacy expert and former national security lawyer, has seen this imbalance in action.

Cyber Privacy demystifies data-driven technologies. It tackles big questions, like how data aggregation undermines personal autonomy, how to measure what privacy is worth, and how society can benefit from big data while taking a clear-eyed view of its costs. Most important, it offers realistic strategies for law, policy, and ethics to keep pace with technology, and practical ways we can regain control over the data about us that is collected, and used every day. 

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