Privacy in a Digital Age

Howard Fosdick

August Thursday 29th 2019 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Bolingbrook, Fountaindale Library, Meeting Room A link to this same meeting


Do companies really sell your cell location? Your every web click? Could we stop those big data breaches that lose everyone's personal information? What will the Internet of Things mean for your privacy? How about facial recognition?

This talk summarizes the challenges of privacy in our digital age.

I'll give brief overviews of many different digital technologies. Along the way, I'll offer solutions that bridge the divide between the digitalization of our everyday lives and our human need for privacy.

Ultimately this talk goes beyond technology to address the larger questions of how we can preserve privacy in a digital world.

As usual we will be having a "Meeting After the Meeting" for talk and drinks, and we are planning it to happen at the Rock Bottom restaurant in the Bolingbrook Promenade mall. The link goes to the restaurant's Bolingbrook website, but if you want a direct link to a map for directions use this link.


Howard Fosdick is an independent IT consultant who works as a DBA/SA. He's written several technical books and hundreds of articles and frequently presents at conferences. Read his article on how to refurbish old computers here --

Getting to the meeting

The August 2019 General meeting of UniForum Chicago will be at:

        Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library
        Meeting Room A (1st floor)
        300 West Briarcliff Road
        Bolingbrook, IL 60440

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