GDG-Waterloo Presents: Unseen Data Collection by Paul Mason

GDG Waterloo
Thu, Nov 7, 2019, 6:30 PM (EST)

About this event

Terms of service agreements often make use of lengthy, complicated text, causing us to not only scroll through quickly, but to click 'agree' so we can get on the app right away! But have you ever wondered what personal information is shared each time you download and use an app? How about where your personal information is stored or who has access to it? When you click to 'agree', what exactly are you agreeing to? In this presentation, we'll take a deeper look into cases of unseen data collection!

Paul Mason is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at ApplyBoard. With over 32 years of experience in Information Technology Networking and Security Penetration Testing, Paul has been instrumental in delivering security consulting in international markets including Canada and USA. Further, throughout his career he has supported governments and companies such as OMA, CNIB and PointClickCare.

ApplyBoard is the world’s largest online platform for international students to apply to study at the best institutions in Canada and the United States. ApplyBoard’s mission is to empower people around the world to access the best education, driven by the belief that education is a right, not a privilege. With its headquarters in Canada’s Kitchener-Waterloo tech hub and representatives in China, India, Nepal, Vietnam, and Bangladesh, ApplyBoard is a global company that is revolutionizing the way students experience the application process. The company now employs over 200 staff members across its locations.

**Food and drinks will be provided**

Schedule of Event:
6:30-7:15pm: Networking & Food
7:15- 8:00pm: Presentation
8:00-8:30pm: QA
8:30-9:00pm: Networking and Wrap up.