LFI Course Materials/Week two

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Week 2: Threat modeling and basics of teaching privacy[edit]

  • Real time lecture: May 31st 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern


This week we'll cover some of the building blocks of privacy advocacy: threat modeling, and learning basic privacy strategies and tools. Threat modeling is a method for figuring out a privacy strategy that works for someone based on their unique needs. Alison will teach us how to threat model, and then we'll talk about some of the 101 level ways that anyone can protect their privacy. We'll close out the lecture with some resources for learning how to do basic privacy education.

Learning objectives[edit]

  • Learn starting points for teaching privacy
  • Learn about top privacy resources
  • Learn about the importance of threat modeling and how to create a threat model


Guest lecturer[edit]

No guest this week; Alison will lead the lecture


  • How can we use threat modeling in our everyday work?
  • How could you get started teaching privacy in your library? If you're already teaching privacy, talk about the ways you're doing so.


  • Lecture, readings, discussion forum, and small group work
  • Complete one day of the Data Detox Kit
  • Schedule time with Alison to talk about questions and ideas for your small group projects