Aside from big data breaches, personal data that we want to keep private can end up on the public internet. Sometimes that data is found in the open and sometimes by breaches into your email or other online documents. In this workshop, we’ll go through a step-by-step process on how to keep your personal information safe from online harassment campaigns fueled by personal information gathered on the open web and through data brokerage. Bring your smartphone and laptop to follow along in getting started!

This workshop is aimed toward people with no prior knowledge of these tools or people who have questions about doxxing and cyber harassment. There will also be time for more advanced users to come and discuss digital security, too.

David Huerta is a Digital Security Fellow at Freedom of the Press Foundation, where he’s working on methods to train journalists to take advantage of privacy-enhancing technology to empower a free press. He’s co-organized dozens of trainings across the US, including one at the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of Laura Poitras’s Astro Noise exhibition in 2016. He’s also spoken on the subject of usable privacy technology at DEF CON, Radical Networks, Rightscon and random cocktail bars.

Olivia Martin is a Digital Security Fellow at Freedom of the Press Foundation. A graduate of NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, her professional work focuses on researching and delivering digital security trainings to journalists, activists, and human rights defenders. She has spent years in newsrooms as a designer and editor with new media and student publications, and uses this experience to aid in assessing the evolving needs of journalists in today's media landscape.

photo credit: Victor Jeffreys II