Battle for Online Privacy

Presenters: citizendan

Data breaches and abuses of our personal data keep making the news. But what can we do about it? Are you protecting user privacy? 

It's been over 2 years since the GDPR went into effect in Europe, a landmark law that promised to protect and change the way personal data gets used online. But did it have any effect? Especially for those of us in the USA, it may seem like business as usual. Or worse, that privacy is dead.

But you don't have to be a Facebook-sized company to be concerned. Learn about best practices in managing privacy for your site users, privacy laws, and what resources and Drupal modules can be useful for your websites.

New laws and regulations may not apply to you (yet). But that doesn't mean you can't start doing the right thing. The battle for online privacy is not over and we all can play a role–as site owners, editors, designers, developers, and members of the Drupal community.

Learning Objectives

  • Recommend what site owners, editors and developers can do to improve their website's privacy experience (PX)
  • Discuss what's happened in the year since GDPR became law in Europe, and what's coming for online privacy in the USA, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). 
  • Recap what resources, tools and modules you can start using to protect privacy, for yourself and others

Target Audience

  • Anyone interested in learning best practices for managing online privacy, for themselves, their clients and their organization
  • Clients and organizations with European customers (temporary or permanent)
  • Clients and organizations serving California residents
  • Users of websites that collect personal information, including contact forms and site analytics
  • Web developers, editors and site owners who work with personal data

Prerequisites

interest in, or responsibility for,  user privacy and personal data

Audience
Experience Level
Beginner
Status
Accepted