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LLI: Can Facebook Steal My Stuff?

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manassas
When/WhereWednesday, Oct 09, 2019 1:30pmHylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology

Instructor: Joyce Johnston

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit:

Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation has produced a flood of privacy notices on social media, but how does it affect America’s seniors? It’s hard to know whether you still own your speech, writing and photos once you put them online. What about your posts to Facebook or Twitter? What happens to Pinterest pins, or images on YouTube or Instagram? How about the things you said to voice assistants like Alexa, Bixby or Cortana? Learn what U. S. law can and can’t do to protect your personal privacy and intellectual property on top social media sites. Joyce will tailor this presentation for members of LLI.

Joyce Johnston’s graduate work was in Medieval literature; however, her current areas of specialization reflect the opportunities offered to George Mason faculty: computer assisted instruction, online civility and intellectual property, especially issues surrounding copyright and plagiarism and electronics environments. She has spoken at several national, state and regional conferences about intellectual property, music, copyright and copyright issues in education. This talk is based on an invited talk at the Virginia Association of School Librarians’ annual conference in November of 2018. She will repeat it this fall for OLLI as well as The Internet Librarian Conference in Monterey, California.

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