25C3 -

25th Chaos Communication Congress
Nothing to hide

Christoph Brüning
Kai Schubert
Day Day 3 (2008-12-29)
Room Saal 3
Start time 11:30
Duration 01:00
ID 2872
Event type lecture
Track Society
Language used for presentation en

The Privacy Workshop Project

Enhancing the value of privacy in todays students view

The lecture intends to give an overview of the Privacy Workshop project started in Siegen (NRW, Germany) and to animate listeners to participate in the project.

Update 2008-12-30: we finally put the slides online, but there are still some cc-license tags that need to be fixed for the last pictures. The flickr-links are ok though, so please don't moan and stay tuned :)

The general idea behind the project “Privacy Protection Workshop Project” is getting in touch with pupils to demonstrate them the importance of privacy protection and demonstrate security technologies that are important in the digital age we live in. The questions we want to raise awareness of, are:

Is there still a need of privacy protection when party videos and pictures in swimwear substitute for job interviews? Who may be able to access my pictures in “SchülerVZ” and other web2.0 platforms? Why is an email more similar to a postcard than a sealed letter? Is it necessary to encode the data on my USB-stick or rather hope it never get lost? In our experience these important questions are more or less hardly ever considered.

Our workshop-plan distinguishes between two ways of educational methods. First we offer information sessions within the educational curriculum in schools. These will give the pupils an understanding of security measures that are helpful and in our opinion necessary for dealing with SchülerVZ & Co. These sessions are developed in co-operation with their teachers. Second we offer workshops outside the official school hours that will delve more deeply into concepts such as cryptography and secure passwords. The workshop participants are encouraged to put these concepts into direct action by using their brought along USB-sticks and/or Laptops. Due to the complexity of the technologies and their use in day-to-day life we concentrate on Truecrypt and Torpark for USB-sticks and GnuPG for email security.

This workshop will be a new version of: eh2008.koeln.ccc.de/fahrplan/events/2436.de.html

Our first workshop was introduced on EH2008 in March this year. A major part of the presentation was the evaluation of our first workshop focusing on mistakes and how to improve. Promoting our workshop has changed from sending invitations via post to direct and personal contact with teacher and staff at schools. We want to inspire teacher and staff and make them aware of the importance of our project. Currently I am myself a trainee teacher and by now colleagues approach me on a regular basis asking to visit their classes.

Our experience is outlined in an article published December this year in the scholarly journal “Deutschunterricht” published by www.westermann.de the article has been written in collaboration with Axel Krommer: www.deutschdidaktik.ewf.uni-erlangen.de/home/index,id,88,selid,275,type,VAL_MEMO.html