Data Privacy event San Francisco Bay Area 1/10 - Ashkan Soltani



Drawing attention to the event mentioned by @mark here: San Francisco Chapter / Meetings

“It’s 2019. Do you know where your personal data is right now’.”

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The Cambridge Analytica scandal. Data breaches at hotels, banks, rideshare companies, and hospitals. Facial recognition. DNA databases. We’re living through the data privacy apocalypse and now it’s time to figure out what happens next. Here to discuss that with us at the next Ars Technica Live is Ashkan Soltani, an independent researcher and technologist who specializes in data privacy.
Recently, Soltani testified before the US and UK governments about Facebook’s privacy practices and how they make user data available to third parties. Soltani also authored the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which regulates large companies that make more than 50 percent of their revenues from selling California residents’ personal information. The CCPA was signed into law earlier this year.
Soltani will be in conversation with Ars Technica editors Cyrus Farivar and Annalee Newitz.
Soltani previously served a brief stint as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and as the Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission, advising the commission on its technology related policy as well as helping to create its new Office of Technology Research and Investigation. He also served at the FTC in 2010 as one of the first staff technologists in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, helping to lead investigations into major technology companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, HTC, and PulsePoint. Soltani was also recognized as part of the 2014 Pulitzer winning team for his contributions to the Washington Post’s coverage of National Security issues.

San Francisco Chapter / Meetings


The event is in 2 days from now. I have shared the announcement on Twitter here and Mastodon here. Would appreciate Likes and Retweets (helps boost HTC social media presence).


Liked and shared on Twitter. Also posted on MeWe.


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@patm Can you post to twitter and MeWe?

I watched this- an excellent “privacy for dummies” we should consider reposting make more visable to help people understand privacy issues. Good for archives. @aschrijver


Thank you, @healthyswimmer. I posted it on our MeWe page. @aschrijver maintains the Twitter page. When I tried to post something on the Twitter page, I couldn’t, so I’m assuming only the admin can.


Yes, I just Tweeted it here. Please retweet and like for more visibility :slight_smile:


Added it it to Friends of Time Well Spent’s Facebook page.