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We're in a weird time: Data breaches, vulnerable APIs and weird terms of service means that the web's platforms have eroded confidence. NPR recently reported that 91% of users have lost control of their data. To put it short, it's time to fix that.
In this intro to data privacy, we'll be tackling a bunch of topics that every web developer, site owner and user should be aware of: From explicit consent to the right to be forgotten, violating the new data law that takes effect in on May 25 means you could be liable for fines of 20 million Euros or 4% of total annual turnover, whatever's greater.
And it likely affects you as an American through something called "extraterritoriality." If you have a store that sells to Euopean customers, build tools that collect data of EU visitors or just want to be better informed as a user and site owner about the ethics of data collection and user privacy, come join us as we unpack this topic and arm you with the language and knowledge to advocate for better data privacy.
(We promise no less than three Mark Zuckerberg jokes.)
About the presenter:
Leo Postovoit is a professional stuff maker and problem solver and works as a WordPress consultant for enterprise websites and tools for XWP. An open source advocate, designer-developer and coffee geek, He is also an organizer for the Long Beach WordPress Meetup and local WordCamps and a contributor to WordPress Core's Accessibility team. In the 11 years of his career he has used WordPress at every step of the process. Leo's work has appeared in publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle, the Denver Post, and Lowrider Magazine. Beyond journalism, he’s worked in marketing, education and the film industry (and even spent a few years as an American Sign Language interpreter.) He also double majored in Journalism and Anthropology at San Jose State University.
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