Securing the Digital Frontier: Techniques and Tools for Data Privacy in the Age of Big Data

Jul 9, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Let's switch gears into the world of data privacy! This meet-up will take you on a captivating journey through one of the most critical and rapidly evolving aspects of data science. Grab your ticket today!


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About this event

Let's switch gears into the world of data privacy! This meet-up will take you on a captivating journey through one of the most critical and rapidly evolving aspects of data science.

Imagine you're the curator of a vast digital library, housing countless volumes of personal stories. Each book contains intimate details of individuals' lives - from their names and addresses to their financial histories and online adventures. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to protect these stories, ensuring they're shared only with those who have the right to read them. This is the essence of data privacy!

Our presentation will equip you with the knowledge and tools to become a master guardian of personal data. We'll explore various techniques that allow individuals to maintain control over their information, delving into the intricacies of data deletion, masking, sampling, and advanced privacy models such as K-anonymity, PCA, and differential privacy.

Here's what our data privacy adventure has in store for you:

1. The Genesis of Data Privacy (10 minutes)
  • Decoding the concept of data privacy
  • Understanding its crucial role in our digital age
  • Real-world scenarios that highlight its importance
2. Weapons in the Data Privacy Arsenal (60 minutes)
  • Data Deletion and Retention: The art of knowing when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em
  • Data Masking: Giving sensitive information a clever disguise
  • Data Sampling: The strategic art of sharing just enough
  • Privacy Models: Your shield against data breaches
  • K-anonymity: Strength in numbers
  • PCA: Finding patterns without compromising privacy
  • Differential Privacy: The gold standard of data protection
  • Federated Learning: Collaborating without compromising
  • How it works: Training models without sharing raw data

3. Privacy in Action (30 minutes)

  • Live demonstrations of data privacy techniques
  • Watch as we transform vulnerable data into fortress-like datasets

4. Wrapping Up and Open Forum (30 minutes)

  • Recapping our data privacy journey
  • Your turn to ask questions and share insights

Join us for this 2.5-hour adventure and uncover the fascinating world of data privacy. You'll emerge with a robust understanding of various techniques used to safeguard personal information, along with the practical know-how to implement these methods in your own data endeavors.

Don't miss this opportunity to become a true guardian of digital privacy. See you at the meet-up!


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  • Mainye Ben

    Africa's Talking LTD

    Data Scientist & Maker

Featured Attendees

  • MUSAFIRI Arnaud


    CEO & Founder

  • Danfold Mosongo



    Metropol Crb

    Software Test analyst

  • Arimi Mureti

    KCA University


  • Clifford Ojuka





    Data Scientist



Tuesday, July 9, 2024
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM UTC


2:00 PMWelcome and Introduction
2:15 PMThe Genesis of Data Privacy
2:25 PMWeapons in the Data Privacy Arsenal
3:35 PMPrivacy in Action
4:15 PMWrapping Up and Open Forum
4:45 PMClosing Remarks and Networking


  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi

    Africa's Talking

    Developer Relations, WIT Lead

  • Josphat Mwangi

    Africa's Talking

    Community Lead Nairobi


  • Mainye Ben

    Africa's Talking

    Data Scientist

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi

    Dev Rel Associate, AT Women in Tech Co-Lead

  • Josphat Mwangi

    Co-Lead AT AI/ML Community

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