Spring Service Project 1

Dylan Yang, Maggie Dong, Elizabeth Lee, Ishaani Dayal

Digital Privacy

March 7, 2021 

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Our Guest Speakers

After 25 years in the security industry, Gerhard Eschelbeck recently retired from Google, where he was Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering. He was leading the teams that ensure data and systems security, as well as user privacy.  Gerhard has a passion for championing new technologies and is a trusted advisor and board member to several early stage startup companies. He published the “Laws of Vulnerabilities” and is one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), and holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security. Prior to joining Google, Gerhard was CTO and Senior Vice President at Sophos and Qualys, and served in senior product and technology roles at companies including Network Associates and McAfee. Gerhard has a Ph.D in computer science from University Linz, Austria.  

R “Ray” Wang (pronounced WAHNG) is the Founder, Chairman and Principal Analyst of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research Inc., He co-hosts DisrupTV, a weekly enterprise tech and leadership webcast that averages 50,000 views per episode and authors a business strategy and technology blog that has received millions of page views per month.  Wang also serves as a non-resident Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center.

Since 2003, Ray has delivered thousands of live and virtual keynotes around the world that are inspiring and legendary. Wang has spoken at almost every major tech conference. His ground-breaking best selling book on digital transformation, Disrupting Digital Business, was published by Harvard Business Review Press in 2015.  Ray's new book about Digital Giants and the future of business titled, Everybody Wants to Rule The World will be released July 2021 by Harper Collins Leadership.

Wang is well quoted and frequently interviewed in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Cheddar, CGTN America, Bloomberg, Tech Crunch, ZDNet, Forbes, and Fortune.  He is one of the top technology analysts in the world.

Consumers in California benefit from some of the strongest privacy laws in the nation, but many of them remain unaware of the digital rights they already hold. Our project seeks to raise awareness among everyday consumers about these rights and empower them to exercise those rights, in particular by promoting conversations between parents and students.

Now more than ever, technology and the internet is a critical part of our daily lives. However, there can often be a lack of awareness about things like keeping your information safe especially on social media, even among people who may be considered tech-literate.

We plan to spread awareness of digital privacy on social media by making multiple infographics that detail the threats to consumer data, legislative measures to protect data privacy, and how to properly protect our data.

 

We are also going to host an online event on March 7, where guest speakers will provide comprehensive information to our audience about how important digital privacy is and what steps consumers can take to protect themselves.

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