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The Helen Benning Regnier iSchool Graduate Seminar: Data Privacy and Protection

Sept. 29, 2018, 8 a.m. - Sept. 29, 2018, 5 p.m.

Location: Life Sciences Complex at Syracuse University, Room 001 Auditorium

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About This Seminar

At the Syracuse University iSchool, much of our faculty’s study and teaching relates to the life cycle of information. This includes the organizational or enterprise needs of information management, from collection, preservation, and security to evaluation, analysis, and sharing through research and visualization.

At the individual level, this cycle includes personal information, its management and protection. At any level, these activities can have broad societal impacts.

This seminar will offer students, practitioners, alumni, and researchers the opportunity to interact and discuss related research and industry practices.

Helpful Guides

September 2018 Seminar FAQ (PDF)

September 2018 Seminar Campus Map (PDF)

Optional Events

Friday, September 28

Please RSVP for the optional events to Margaret at

Special Collections Research Center Tours

Meet at the 1st floor of Bird Library by the staircase.

  • First tour: 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
  • Second tour: 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Online Student Career Services Info Session

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Syracuse University Campus Tours

Meet on the 1st floor of Hinds Hall by room 120.

  • First tour: 2:15 p.m.
  • Second tour: 3:00 p.m.

iSchool Tours

Brief tours of Hinds Hall, home to the iSchool. Meet on the 1st floor of Hinds Hall by room 120.

  • First tour: 3:00 p.m.
  • Second Tour: 3:20 p.m.
  • Third tour: 3:40 p.m.

Faculty Research Panel

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Hinds Hall 347

Graduate Reception

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Panansci Lounge in Schine Student Center. Food and drinks provided.

Seminar Itinerary

Saturday, September 29

Full attendance of the September 29 scheduled events is required for milestone credit towards graduation from the IM, LIS and EDS academic programs.

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Seminar check-in and breakfast buffet
Location: LSC Atrium

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.Introductions of Faculty and Staff
Location: LSC 001 Auditorium
9:15 - 10:10 a.m.

Industry Speaker
Helen Benning Regnier Distinguished Lecture
Location: LSC 001 Auditorium

10:10 - 10:25 a.m.Break
10:25 - 10:45 a.m.Faculty Lecturer to Accompany Distinguished Lecture
Location: LSC 001 Auditorium
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.Q&A with Lecturers
Location: LSC 001 Auditorium
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Design/Problem Solving Breakout Session
Location: LSC Atrium and adjoining rooms
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch Buffet and Networking
Location: LSC 001 Auditorium

1:15 - 2:10 p.m.

Lightning Talks (4) + 15 minute Q & A
Location: LSC 001 Auditorium

  • Intellectual Property (Protection of Private Information)
  • Open Access, Open Research
  • Privacy Concerns with Internet of Things
  • Current Data Security Research
2:10 - 2:30 p.m.Coffee and Dessert Break
Location: LSC 001 Auditorium
2:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Afternoon Discussion Breakout Groups
Location: LSC Atrium and adjoining rooms

  • Open Access, Open Research
  • Internet of Things, Privacy Concerns
  • International Privacy Policies
  • Who Should Own Your Data?
  • User Privacy in Public/Academic Libraries
  • Student Data
  • Medical/Health Data Protection
  • Current Data Security Research
  • 5 Student Requested Topics
3:50 - 4:05 p.m.Break
4:05 - 5:00 p.m.Tensions Between Providing Services and Maintaining User Privacy Practitioner Panel with Q&A
Location: LSC 001 Auditorium
5:00 - 5:05 p.m.Closing Remarks
Location: LSC 001 Auditorium

Hotel & Room Block Information

For students and alumni visiting Syracuse for the seminar, there are rooms available at a group rate at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center.

Book your room online


Free parking: Free parking Friday/Saturday/Sunday is available along Walnut Ave and Walnut Place (close to Bird Library and Schine Student Center) through 8:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. depending on the street signs.

Street parking: City street parking (6:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. alternating even and odd days) is also free and available on streets close to campus, such as Harrison St. and Madison St. There is a parking garage with fees associated across from the Schine Student Center on Waverly Ave.

Metered parking: Metered parking areas will be free on Sunday for those attending Sunday optional events. Please plan to spend half an hour finding parking and walking to campus, depending on parking location.


Lyft and Uber are widely available in Syracuse, as well as local taxi services. If you are planning to use the bus system to get to the event, please plan accordingly to arrive by 9:00 a.m. for the start of the seminar required events.

Code of Conduct

Please do not be disruptive by talking or using electronic devices during speaker events (keynote, lightning talks, practitioner panel). Notebooks will be provided for note-taking.

Please be courteous and respectful toward your fellow attendees. This event is intended to provide a harassment-free conference experience for all, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical appearance, religion (or lack thereof) or different ability. We will not tolerate harassment of conference participants, speakers or facilitators in any form.

Please be aware of a 2-strike policy for violating the conduct policies above:

  • Strike 1: you will be handed a warning card by an event facilitator describing the policy you have violated.
  • Strike 2: after two violations of conduct policy, you will be asked to leave the event and will not receive credit for attending the event.

Full attendance of the September 29 scheduled events is required for milestone credit towards graduation from the IM, LIS, and EDS academic programs.

Accessibility Policy

Syracuse University values diversity and inclusion; we are committed to a climate of mutual respect and full participation. Our goal at the iSchool is to create learning environments that are useable, equitable, inclusive and welcoming.

If you believe you need accommodations for different abilities to attend this event, please describe your need on the registration form when you register for the event. The deadline for accommodation requests after registration will be September 15, 2018; contact Margaret Craft at

Questions & Contact

Faculty Host: Dr. Scott Bernard, Executive Professor (

Administrative Coordinator: Margaret Stockman Craft, Strategy and Design Specialist (

Online Student Point of Contact: Vicky Williams, Director of Online Education (

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