Posts Tagged ‘social networks’

MRIA Vancouver March 25th Lunch and Learn Event: Privacy Risks in a Web 2.0 World.

Friday, March 19th, 2010

From Social Engineering to Social Networking: Privacy Risks in a Web 2.0 World.

David W. Stark, CIPP,
President of MRIA, Vice President TNS Canada.

Topic Description:
Social engineering scams trading on the good names of reputable research organizations threaten to undermine the public’s participation in legitimate surveys. Major scams in several countries are duping consumers in the name of research. Online panels that use social networking features need to address potential risks head on lest they or their panelists become victims of fraudsters’ schemes. In addition, Web 2.0 poses other challenges. Blogs, RSS news feeds, and the tell-all mentality of social networks make it increasingly difficult to protect sensitive concepts displayed in online surveys and keep client information confidential. This presentation reveals steps that researchers can take to mitigate all these risks.

Event Details:
Thursday March 25, 2010
Doors Open: 11:30
Lunch & Networking: 11:45 – 12:30
Speaker: 12:30 – 13:30
Q&A & More Networking: 13:30 – 14:00

Century House Restaurant & Bar
432 Richards Street – Downtown Vancouver

For more event information and to register, visit