Here’s a cartoon I created about Big Data and information gathering that I haven’t yet posted. Hope you enjoy it!
I recently compiled some of my cartoons into booklets. You can download them for free here:
For Data Privacy Day this year, I’m happy to make available for the day two new short privacy training programs I created in collaboration with Intel. Ordinarily, I require a login to view my training programs, but for this day, I have put them outside the wall for anyone to see. So click on the programs below to watch them — I’ll keep them up through the weekend. Then, they’ll go behind the wall, so you’ll need to request an evaluation login to see them afterwards.
NOTE: These programs are now no longer publicly available. To see them, please contact us.
The first program is a short 2-minute awareness video about Data Retention.
The second program is an 8.5 minute program called Defining Personal Information. It seeks to explain how to identify personal information, which is a tricky issue because what counts as personal information is not static and is contextual and contingent in some cases.
These programs were created for Intel with their collaboration. Intel graciously allowed me to add generic versions of these programs to my training course library. And in support of Data Privacy Day, Intel was encouraging of my making them publicly available.
My article, The PII Problem: Privacy and a New Concept of Personally Identifiable Information (with Professor Paul Schwartz), is now out in print. You can download the final published version from SSRN. Here’s the abstract:
On Monday, December 5th, I’ll be speaking at a Future of Privacy Forum conference entitled “Personal Information: The Benefits and Risks of De-Identification.”
Professor Paul Schwartz (Berkeley Law School) and I have just posted our new article to SSRN: The PII Problem: Privacy and a New Concept of Personally Identifiable Information, 86 N.Y.U. L. Rev. — (forthcoming Nov. 2011). Here’s the abstract:
According to the AP:
Google Inc. is rebuffing the Bush administration’s demand for a peek at what millions of people have been looking up on the Internet’s leading search engine — a request that underscores the potential for online databases to become tools for government surveillance.
Mountain View-based Google has refused to comply with a White House subpoena first issued last summer, prompting U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales this week to ask a federal judge in San Jose for an order to hand over the requested records.
The government wants a list all requests entered into Google’s search engine during an unspecified single week — a breakdown that could conceivably span tens of millions of queries. In addition, it seeks 1 million randomly selected Web addresses from various Google databases.