Panel discussion to explore online privacy and piracy

Penn State Harrisburg faculty and staff will review online privacy implications and strategies for personal protection during a panel discussion “Privacy and Piracy While Connected: The Cloud, Smartphones, and Social Media” on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at noon in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. Part of the college’s Academic Perspectives on Current Events series, this event is free and open to the public.

“The habitual use of social media, smartphones, and cloud-based services has led to an increase in the amount and scope of personal data disclosed online. As consumers continue to become habitual users, they unwittingly become victims of social engineering,” said Roderick Lee, assistant professor of information systems and panel moderator. The experts will discuss topics including the personal data economy, web browser privacy, European vs. American approaches to privacy, personal information on Facebook, and privacy issues associated with apps.

Discussion panelists include Greg Madden, assistant director of Information Technology Services, and Eric Delozier, librarian.