The Penn State Berks Privacy Workshop Series focuses on privacy issues for students in the past, present, and future. The Privacy Workshop spotlights privacy practices and concerns in the current moment; Digital Leadership explores future implications of past and current digital behaviors; Digital Shred provides tools to evaluate and mitigate the damage of past digital behaviors; and Digital Wellness focuses on privacy across the lifespan - bringing together the past, present, & future by finding a balance of technology & wellness, while aligning habits and goals. Each workshop is grounded in theory – countering approaches that overpromise user control in the face of information asymmetries and the control paradox – and embrace students’ autonomy and agency by avoiding prescribed solutions, and instead encouraging decision-making frameworks.
In the Digital Shred Workshop, students will be able to:
- Reflect on and describe their digital privacy priorities in order to articulate the benefits and risks of their digital dossier
- Apply a growth mindset to critically examine their current data exhaust // digital footprint and recognize when change is needed
- Develop a Personal Data Integrity Plan that makes routine the process of auditing and updating their digital dossier in alignment with their privacy values
- Describe “digital shred” and its importance.