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January is Data Privacy Month
You know the importance of protecting personal identities and the effects social media can have on privacy, but does everyone on your campus? In 2013, during the month of January, EDUCAUSE expanded on Data Privacy Day to provide an entire month’s worth of activities and resources to help raise data privacy awareness. Visit the EDUCAUSE Data Privacy Month page for examples of campus activities, as well as archived recordings of several privacy-related webinars.
Privacy in a Networked Environment
With the explosive growth of electronic networks and wide accessibility of online information, EDUCAUSE members -- along with many other higher education constituencies -- are dealing with a formidable set of privacy issues. A key set of issues revolves around the handling of student information, which under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 enjoys special protection.
Other Sources of Information about Online Privacy
- Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit civil liberties organization working in the public interest to protect privacy, free expression, and access to public resources and information in new media.
- Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a public interest research center in Washington, D.C., established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy.
- Privacy Forum, a moderated digest for the discussion and analysis of issues relating to the general topic of privacy (both personal and collective) in the "information age" of the 1990's and beyond.
- Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR), a public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others interested in the impact of computer technology on society.
Updated July 2013
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Federal Privacy Law
- Policy at EDUCAUSE 2013
October 30, 2013
Federal and campus-level policy issues impacting IT in higher education were hot topics at EDUCAUSE 2013. The Security Privacy, and Compliance and Data/Information Access and Manage…
- ED Kicks Off Information Management Week with a Data Privacy Panel
May 7, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of the Chief Privacy Officer kicked off Information Management Week (May 7-9, 2013) with a keynote panel discussion on "Big Data, Small Data, A…
- What We're Reading, April 2013
April 25, 2013
"The 3-D Printing Revolution: Dreams Made Real, One Layer at a Time," Rachel Ehrenberg, Science News 183 (5) (March 9, 2013) http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/348429/de…
- Who is checking your email?
March 12, 2013
What is your campus policy and procedure for access to employee email? If you don't know - or you don't have it written down - it might be time to review your practice, write it down,…
- EDUCAUSE Groups Briefed on ECPA Reform and Its Implications for Higher Education
February 11, 2013
As part of Data Privacy Month on January 29, 2013, Greg Nojeim , Senior Counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and the Director of its Project on Freedom, Security &…
- FTC Issues New Report on Mobile Privacy Disclosures
February 5, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report on February 1, 2013 that says it wants — but is not mandating — makers of mobile operating systems, app developers, and advertisers to…
- Data Privacy Day 2013 Event
January 28, 2013
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on helping all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online, kicked off Data Privacy Day 2013 wi…
- Senate Passes Video Privacy Protection Act Amendment
January 4, 2013
As 2012 drew to a close, the Senate passed an amendment to the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) ( H.R. 6671 ) that will make it easier for users to share their online video viewing activitie…
- ECPA Reform Moves Forward to Require a Warrant for Email
November 29, 2012
Today, November 29, 2012, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would require law enforcement officers to obtain a warrant from a judge before gaining access to the contents of emai…
- ECPA Amendment Adopted
September 21, 2012
On September 20, 2012, the Senate Judiciary Committee adopted an amendment that would require law enforcement officers to obtain a warrant in order to access the contents of email and other elect…