'What's happening to your data?' Get answers Feb. 11

Your privacy is probably not as private as you think, thanks partly to all of the dense online "terms and conditions" agreements that most of us sign without reading. But you can take steps to protect yourself.

That's the core message of a free campus event on Feb. 11, "What's Happening to Your Data? A UC/UC Davis discussion using clips from the movie 'Terms and Conditions May Apply.' " It includes free food, and runs from 4 to 6 p.m. in King Hall, room 1002.

This discussion for faculty, students and staff will look at the current state of information privacy--or the lack of it--plus offer ideas on how we can protect ourselves and the campus.

"A lot of people don't know how their information is collected and used, or even where it is gathered. They have suspicions, but don't really know how far it can go," said Lynette Temple, assistant compliance officer for UC Davis. "However, you can improve your situation."

"Terms and Conditions May Apply" is a documentary on privacy. The panel is four people from UC or UC Davis who will talk about information privacy from different perspectives:

  • Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli, UC Davis associate professor, Cinema and Technocultural Studies
  • Anupam Chander, professor of law at UC Davis, whose research focuses on the regulation of globalization and digitization
  • Roslyn Martorano, UC systemwide privacy manager
  • Michael F. Sweeney, UC Davis campus counsel

The campus is presenting the event as part of Privacy Awareness Month. It is sponsored by Compliance & Policy; Information and Educational Technology; and the School of Law.