5 Observations from Michelle Dennedy

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The January 20, 2015 EDUCAUSE Live! webinar “The Power of Privacy and the Passion to Build Something Better” presented by Michelle Finneran Dennedy, Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, McAfee, raised the following issues:

  1. Europe leads the U.S. on data privacy laws: the U.S. doesn’t have a federal data privacy law.
  2. Privacy ≠ security. Authorized processing of personally identifiable information—a privacy issue—relies on security.
  3. We don’t have an information economy yet. We need perspective + priority + budget to get there.
  4. Information builds value, and data about people is valuable.
  5. Don’t expect politicians or anyone else to understand the technical details around privacy. Educate them on the concepts.


View the webinar recording and presentation slides.