Safety First! Privacy, Security, and Your Data

As part of Library Privacy Week 2018, I hosted on workshop on managing your personal privacy.


This workshop will feature activities from the Mozilla Foundation. We’ll explore new ways of helping learners better understand how our data is being used and misused online, and what we can do to protect it. Resources will be provided.

This workshop will help you:

  • Improve your understanding of how the web works / where we might find security vulnerabilities
  • Understand how and why outside entities scramble to intercept and monetize your data
  • Build a toolkit of steps to take to protect your information

This workshop is ideal for those who are curious about the many ways in which online information is tracked, and would like to do something about it. Coffee and snacks will be provided.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use memory aids to accurately describe how information flows through the internet
  • Accurately describe at least three ways in which data privacy may be compromised 
  • Accurately describe at least three entities that are interested in intercepting data and why they do so 
  • Refer resources to enumerate steps to take to protect information in venues like browsers, social media, and email, as well as on devices