NOTHING TO HIDE: WHY PRIVACY MATTERS
Privacy can be an elusive concept because people live in a digital age where information about them is everywhere. Some say that privacy doesn’t matter because they have nothing to hide or they believe that it is only important to care about privacy if you are doing something wrong. The underlying assumption that they are making is privacy is about hiding bad things.
But instead, privacy is really about trust, transparency, security, reputation, proper use, and respect. It’s important for companies to understand each of these aspects of privacy and how they relate to interactions with customers and their private information. It’s also critical to be aware of the negative consequences, to both the company and the individual, when private information is not protected.
Our short course, Nothing to Hide: Why Privacy Matters (5 minutes), is a highly-interactive introduction to what privacy is and why it is worth protecting. The course takes on the common argument that privacy doesn’t matter if people have nothing to hide. The quiz has 2 questions.
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About TeachPrivacy and Our Training Philosophy
TeachPrivacy was founded by Professor Daniel J. Solove, the leading expert on privacy and data security law. He is deeply involved in the creation of all training programs because he believes that training works best when made by subject-matter experts and by people with extensive teaching experience.
According to Professor Solove: “Great training isn’t about slickness or tricks. It is about teaching. The goal is to make people understand, care, and remember. Great training is made with genuine passion – to make people love training, it must be made with love. Excellent substance is essential. The material must be explained clearly, understandably, and concretely. The content must be short and to the point – and it must be engaging. Slickness and gimmicks can’t compensate for lackluster substance.”
TeachPrivacy provides privacy awareness training, information security awareness training, phishing training, HIPAA training, FERPA training, PCI training, as well as training on many other privacy and security topics.
Professor Solove is a law professor at George Washington University Law School. He has taught privacy law every year since 2000, has published 10 books and more than 50 articles, including the leading textbook on information privacy law and a short guidebook on the subject. His LinkedIn blog has more than 1 million followers. Click here for more information about Professor Solove.