• Data Privacy For Activists - Updated!

    Northwest Academy

    • What we'll do *** This meeting was originally scheduled back in February but is now scheduled for Monday, April 16th.*** Hi all! This group has been dormant for a bit to regroup and strategize. In the meantime, we're joining up with the awesome TA3M (Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays) group for another round of the "Data Privacy for Activists" workshop that we've held in the past. Despite the name, you don't have to be an activist to benefit from securing your data. You can find more details at their event page: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/events/248072387/. As always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, suggestions for meetings or content, or if you'd like to present. Hope to see you at the meetup! • What to bring • Important to know

  • Data Privacy For Activists - POSTPONED -- NO MEETING ON 2/20!

    • What we'll do *** This meeting has been canceled due to weather conditions and will be rescheduled. *** Hi all! This group has been dormant for a bit to regroup and strategize. In the meantime, we're joining up with the awesome TA3M (Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays) group for another round of the "Data Privacy for Activists" workshop that we've held in the past. Despite the name, you don't have to be an activist to benefit from securing your data. You can find more details at their event page: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/events/247397454/. As always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, suggestions for meetings or content, or if you'd like to present. Hope to see you at the meetup! • What to bring • Important to know

  • Meet Jason Cronk - Privacy Maverick | Combined Meetup with TA3M

    Tired of being tracked as you surf the web? Wondering how to get around those web and app windows that try to trick you into doing things you don't want to do or revealing more information than you care to share? With Congress wiping out the FCC's privacy rules that were to go into effect later this year, we can all use some good advice on how to stay safe online! R. Jason Cronk is a licensed attorney in FL and a privacy guru, and he's stopping by this month to give us some great info on privacy-related topics including Privacy by Design, Privacy Dark Patterns, and his Privacy Manatee project. Privacy by Design helps developers to "bake in" privacy from the very beginning of the design process, rather than trying to add it later as an afterthought, and Privacy Dark Patterns refer to those tricks that companies sometimes use on us to get more of our data and/or money. Privacy Manatee is an upcoming premium ad-blocker that will enable users to submit anonymous tokens to website owners in exchange for ad-free, non-tracking versions of their websites. This is a great opportunity to learn how to ensure privacy — both from a developer's standpoint and from that of a user. We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking following the talk. This is a co-hosted events with TA3M. See their posting here: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/events/239165092/ Speaker bio: With more than fifteen years of experience in the Information Technology industry and as a licensed attorney in Florida, Robert Jason Cronk is a creative and analytical thinker, able to traverse the realms of business, law, and technology. In 2004, while working in the information security department of Verizon, Mr. Cronk decided to make his long standing personal interest in information privacy a career choice. In 2006, he entered Florida State University School of Law where he focused his research on privacy law issues, including authoring a white paper on the intersection of privacy and public records for the Florida First Amendment Foundation. After graduating, with honors, he earned his CIPP/US, was admitted to practice in Florida and has become an active member of the privacy professionals community through his involvement in the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He has since been awarded the Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Fellow of Information Privacy designations by the IAPP. Mr. Cronk currently writes, blogs and speaks on topics such as privacy and data security law, privacy by design, privacy engineering, privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), digital currencies, and privacy in public records. His twitter handle is @privacymaverick (https://twitter.com/privacymaverick?lang=en) and his blog can be found at http://www.privacymaverick.com (http://www.privacymaverick.com/).

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  • Data Privacy - Is It Law? w/ Darin Sands

    CrowdCompass

    Everyone knows that intrusion of privacy is a problem, but how much do you know about whether it is legal? The question of privacy in US law is complicated, but luckily, we will be having Darin Sands of Lane Powell coming to help us all learn the basics. Darin specializes in data privacy, so bring you're questions about the law on data breaches or online privacy requirements. Snacks will be provided. Speaker Bio: Darin Sands is a lawyer with Lane Powell whose practice includes a focus on data security and privacy. Darin represents clients on matters including data breach and privacy litigation. He currently represents numerous companies in ongoing data breach litigation and data breach response preparation efforts. He also frequently counsels clients on privacy-related legal challenges. Darin graduated from Harvard Law in 2004, and he has his Yellow Belt in Legal Lean Sigma and Project Management. He is the Co-chair of the Firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group, and he splits his time between Lane Powell’s Portland and Seattle offices. Location: CrowdCompass has graciously offered to host this meetup! (Thanks to our member Joseph for arranging that!) They are located at 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Suite 200, Portland, OR.

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  • Data Privacy for Activists (Encore)

    SEIU Local 503

    ENCORE WORKSHOP - For those of you who couldn't make the first workshop, here is your chance. We will be doing this at a new location and time to make it available to more people. Data privacy is important to everyone, but is felt even more keenly by those who advocate for causes. Here in Portland, everyone has something they are passionate about, and we often spend our time and energy supporting a good cause. With privacy concerns being very real for many participants in these causes, organizers must be prepared to provide better privacy protections for the communications and data that are related to their efforts. This workshop is to introduce foundational data privacy strategies and teach easy solutions for helping activists protect the privacy of those they engage with and themselves. Greg Stromire will be hosting the workshop. Topics will include: • Environment For Privacy: Why is Privacy Essential; Privacy, Security, & Anonymity; Privacy Law • Privacy for Communications: Messaging; Email; Voice • Securing Your Devices: Mobile Devices; Personal Computers • Protected Internet Use: HTTPS; Using VPNs; Best Practices Online • Data Storage for Private Data: Encrypted Portable Devices; Cloud Storage; Individual Files This special 2-hour Data Privacy PDX workshop is free to attend and light refreshments will be provided. Name Tags - We will provide name tags because it helps people feel more comfortable striking up conversations, but please feel free to use your online handle, first name only, or skip the name tag if you are more comfortable.

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  • Intro to StackPath & Cloak - Online Privacy Tools w/ James Leaverton

    Data Privacy PDX is joined by James Leaverton. James is local to Portland and is VP of Ecosystems for StackPath and has offered to introduce us to the security and privacy capabilities of Cloak and StackPath as tools for building privacy into our online experiences. Cloak is super-simple VPNs for individuals and teams. VPNs are a crucial tool in managing online privacy, and Cloak makes it easy for anyone to have VPN protection. StackPath is a Security-as-a-Service company providing a path to a more secure internet. It aims to be a frictionless and scalable security platform designed to accommodate the demands of traffic on the internet. Come to join others learning data privacy at our special event. Snacks will be provided Location: CrowdCompass has graciously offered to host this meetup! (Thanks to our member Joseph for arranging that!) They are located at 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Suite 200, Portland, OR.

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  • Real World Solves for Email Privacy w/ Greg Stromire

    What does nearly everyone use, but very few of us know how to protect? Our emails. There are a number of easy to use tools and best practices to help you manage the privacy for your emails. Greg Stromire introduced some in the Data Privacy for Activists workshop and will go in-depth in this session. This is a learning session. It will have practical advice and tools for people to apply. Feel free to bring your laptops and play with what you're learning during the session. Snacks will be provided. Location: Tozny, 519 SW 3rd Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR

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  • Open Discussion - Privacy Law Between EU & US

    Tonight's meetup will be an open discussion between all members regarding EU & US privacy law. Particular attention will be given to the current issue of model clauses. Madeline has volunteered to help facilitate our discussion and will give us some useful basics about the difference between US and EU privacy law. Bring your inquisitive minds and learn some of the surprising differences in the US and EU approach. Snack will be provided.

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  • Data Privacy for Activists

    PSU University Place Hotel & Conference Center

    Data privacy is important to everyone, but is felt even more keenly by those who advocate for causes that can be controversial. Here in Portland, everyone has something they are passionate about, and we often spend our time and energy supporting a good cause. With privacy concerns being very real for many participants in these causes, organizers must be prepared to provide better privacy protections for the communications and data that are related to their efforts. This workshop is to introduce foundational data privacy strategies and teach easy solutions for helping activists protect the privacy of those they engage with and themselves. Greg Stromire will be hosting the workshop and will direct the conversation based on the priorities of attendees, but likely topics will include: • Environment For Privacy: Why is Privacy Essential; Privacy, Security, & Anonymity; Privacy Law • Privacy for Communications: Messaging; Email; Voice • Securing Your Devices: Mobile Devices; Personal Computers • Protected Internet Use: HTTPS; Using VPNs; Best Practices Online • Data Storage for Private Data: Encrypted Portable Devices; Cloud Storage; Individual Files This special 2-hour Data Privacy PDX workshop is free to attend and light refreshments will be provided. Name Tags - We will provide name tags because it helps people feel more comfortable striking up conversations, but please feel free to use your online handle, first name only, or skip the name tag if you are more comfortable. WiFi - there will be free WiFi at the location, but please note it is an open WiFi connection. Transportation: Train - MAX Orange line stops right outside of University Place at the Lincoln and 3rd Ave stop. Parking - University Place has on-site parking, including ADA parking spaces available for a daily fee. Upon arrivals, all attendees must proceed to the green Pay Station/Parking Booth located by the 3rd St. entrance to purchase parking. It is $3 a hour.

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