Data Privacy Day Panel Discussion, Jan. 28

A person is attached by cords to various social media accounts and devices

Register now for a panel discussion with UC Campus Privacy Officers to celebrate Data Privacy Day this Friday, January 28, at noon! Panelists will explore the film, The Social Dilemma, the future of data, what UC’s role should be (if any) in solving the social dilemma, and how viewers can take active steps to better control their data and the data entrusted to them by the UC Community.

The Social Dilemma is a documentary film where Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen. If would like to watch the film prior to attending the panel, it is available to stream on Netflix.

Register for the Data Privacy Day panel discussion.


  • Safiya Noble is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at UCLA where she serves as the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2), the author of the bestselling book, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, and is regularly quoted for her expertise on issues of algorithmic discrimination and technology bias by national and international press.
  • Gillian Hayes, UCI Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dean of the Graduate Division, Robert A. and Barbara L. Kleist Professor of Informatics, and Professor of Pediatrics and Education whose interests include human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, assistive and educational technologies, and health informatics. Professor Hayes designs, develops, deploys, and evaluates technologies to empower people to use collected data to address real human needs in sensitive and ethically responsible ways.
  • Bryan Cunningham, UCI Cyber Security Policy & Research Institute Executive Director and is a leading international expert on cybersecurity law and policy, a former White House lawyer and adviser, and a media commentator on cybersecurity, technology, and surveillance issues. Cunningham is focused on solution-oriented strategies address technical, legal and policy challenges to combat cyber threats, protect individual privacy and civil liberties, maintain public safety and economic and national security and empower Americans to take better control of their digital security.
  • Sean Peisert, Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Computing Sciences Research), and Full Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at UCD and of Health Informatics at UCD School of Medicine whose current research and development include usable and useful computer security and privacy solutions, particularly in enabling secure and privacy-preserving scientific data analysis, and improving security in high-performance computing systems, and power grid control systems.
  • Pegah Parsi, Chief Privacy Officer at UCSD, is an attorney/MBA at the forefront of (the grey areas of) privacy, data ethics, privacy rights, civil and human rights, information security, higher education and privacy law, data science, and research data. MS. Parsi is the inaugural chief privacy officer for the UC San Diego campus where she spearheads the privacy and data protection efforts for the research, educational, and service enterprise.
  • Allison Henry is chief information security officer at UC Berkeley. She wrote her first computer program in BASIC to automate the painfully repetitive task of alphabetizing her weekly 4th grade spelling list. From an early age, she has been building and securing information technology solutions to solve problems and enable people to do what they do best. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology in 1996, Allison started her Information Technology career as a system administrator at UC Santa Cruz and has been working in IT within the UC System since.


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