During the last Privacy Law class of the semester, we discuss Privacy and Emerging Technology. My students continue to learn about the collection, use, disclosure, and monetization of consumers’ data, and continue to be amazed at how their data is used without their knowledge. They often ask for tips on how to protect their data and make personal choices about when to allow its collection and use.
A helpful resource that I often peruse is the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s website. One tool that is particularly relevant to protecting one’s online privacy is the EFF’s Surveillance Self-Defense tools, which includes background on how online surveillance works, and tools to pick secure applications and security scenarios.
For my students reading this post this week, get ready to discuss the SSD tips and tools during class next week! For the rest of you, take a few minutes to remind yourself of how online surveillance works and how to best protect yourself online.