February 4, 2014
Data Privacy Month kicked off on January 28th, a day that is historically celebrated as Data Privacy Day. To get a sense what data privacy means to regular citizens, I interviewed Jeff Schiller, a long-time security technologist at MIT.
The information Jeff shared was somewhat sobering: privacy only goes as far as the level of protection you require. In other words, it really comes down to how much you care about your privacy and the risks you’re willing or unwilling to live with. But the situation isn’t hopeless. We reviewed some steps users can take right now to protect their privacy online.
MIT has policies around protecting personal privacy. Review them here.