Proposal : Website Privacy Extreme
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16 Apr
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16 May 2018 18:00 — 22:00
The calendar will be reserved for this starting from 16 May 2018 17:00
Main room
Kuusi Palaa can stay open for other people to use during this event, even if they are not participating in the event.
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Short description
Creative elimination of privacy issues from personal/project websites
Proposal description

As of 25 May 2018, the new EU privacy law (GDPR) will become enforceable, affecting artists and cultural activists just as much as big corporations. While businesses work out the fine balance between collecting data and keeping it legal (and pay lawyers to do that), how about not even having privacy-relevant issues on your site?

During this hands-on evening, we discuss where our websites (often unknowingly; be ready to be surprised!) aggregate or leak user data and together work on solutions to protect our users' privacy to the max. This is not a GDPR seminar and definitely no binding legal advice, but an experimental hacking event for active webizens concerned about privacy first and legal compliance second. As the title promises, the goal is to take it to the extreme: challenging "common practices" and pushing the boundaries.

The event's format is ideation, exchange, co-working and creative hacking. The facilitator brings along some privacy and GDPR background, tools and strategies - we all fire up the code editors and make things happen. Everybody assists each other - tech skills should not be a limitation for participation! A blog post will document the achievements.

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This proposal has 1 comment and 5 pledges (totaling 300ᵽ).
  • At 19 April 2018 12:04, kimmoal said...

    There is a ongoing "pop-up" course at University of Helsinki computer science department that features 4 lectures about the subject if somebody is interested. I can also provide slides and possibly video from the lectures.

    Location: Exactum, CK112, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b

    Lecture 1: Introduction & Background of data protection in Europe (Mon 16.4.2018)

    Lecture 2: Terminology, material and territorial scope, (what is personal data?) and roles in the GDPR; (Mon 23.4.2018)

    Lecture 3: Data Protection Principles and Data Subject’s Rights (Thu 26.4.2018)

    Lecture 4: Controller and Processor Obligations (Thu 3.5.2018)

    Lecture 5: Practical relevance and case studies. (Fri 4.5.2018)

    • At 19 April 2018 12:31, hyksos said...

      Does 'pop-up' mean these courses are open to the general public to sit in/crash?

    • At 19 April 2018 13:00, kimmoal said...

      Pop-up in this context means they have done minimal planning on the course administration part (exams, exercises, etc...) and it is a short, non-recurring course. The lecturer is alright and he is not boring. I don't think it is forbidden for the general public to sit in, but it is a small lecture room and the Monday lecture was a bit crowded in the Finnish sense (as in you had to sit next to somebody).

  • hyksos pledged 99ᵽ to this proposal.
  • Agnieszka Pokrywka (agnes_pockels) pledged 55ᵽ to this proposal.
  • jonald dunn pledged 30ᵽ to this proposal.
  • Juha Kivekäs (Guttula) pledged 100ᵽ to this proposal.
  • kimmoal pledged 16ᵽ to this proposal.
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