The Center for Media & Social Impact, along with the AU School of Communication and the Internet Governance Lab, is pleased to present a data hygiene workshop.

The event is designed to help members of our local community learn to: Take control over individual online privacy, stop hackers and phishers, prevent corporate and state surveillance, protect data from loss and theft, and learn our digital rights.

Free and open to all members of the AU School of Communication community and the general public, this workshop will feature both informational resources and hands-on training related to online privacy and data security.

Led by Harlo Holmes of Freedom of the Press Foundation, the workshop will teach visitors about the risks of online communications and about the types of data that people typically “leak,” and the potential uses of these data by commercial, state, and criminal actors.  The workshop will also teach visitors how to employ free and secure technology and common sense techniques to limit data leakage and secure online privacy.

The event will be held on October 13, 2017, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm in McKinley’s Media Innovation Lab (Room 100), located on the main American University campus (4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington D.C., 20016).