Conversations at the confluence of technology, policy, privacy, security, and law
The Dissonance Event Series explores the confluence of technology, policy, privacy, security, and law from a global and national perspective. It seeks to increase universitywide, multidisciplinary discourse, and support university initiatives, including those related to data science. Recordings of all past Dissonance events are available.
Most Recent Event 11/27/2018 — Catching Fake News
Two years after the 2016 election, are we winning the war against digital misinformation and manipulation? This panel discussed the technical and journalistic challenges of identifying fake news and manipulated information online and assess the effectiveness of the response by platforms like Facebook in the U.S., Europe, and around the world. Brendan Nyhan, Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy acted as moderator, and panelists included Mark Ackerman, Professor, School of Information and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Ceren Budak, Assistant Professor, School of Information and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Fredrik Laurin, Knight-Wallace Fellow, Special Projects Editor for Current Affairs, SVT Swedish Television (Stockholm); and Rada Mihalcea, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Cyber Security Awareness Month (October)
IA marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month with special events, featured information about IT security, and more. See Cyber Security Awareness Month 2018 for information about the most recent recognition of the month.
The Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) conference is a free annual symposium held every October to raise awareness and educate the community about important cyber security and privacy issues. Information about past SUMIT conferences, including recordings of previous presentations, are available at the SUMIT archive page. Video is now available for SUMIT 2018, which was held on October 25, 2018.
Data Privacy Day (January)
Information Assurance (IA) marks Data Privacy Day each year with special events, featured privacy information, and more.