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Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day (DPD), celebrated annually on January 28, is an international effort centered on "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust". Visit the Data Privacy Day website for guest blogs, as well as archived recordings of previous webinars. It's never to early to begin planning your institution's efforts!
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.
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Federal Privacy Law
- Whither the IT Staff: Providing a Network without Engineers
April 28, 2015
[cue Twilight Zone theme music ] Imagine, if you will, a campus, one that has more than 50 buildings across 1,400 acres, with a wired and wireless network that supports voice, video, da…
- 7 Reflections
April 27, 2015
Diana G. Oblinger ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) is President and CEO of EDUCAUSE. As I retire from EDUCAUSE and look back on my time here, I would like to share seven reflections that illustrat…
- Stephen Colbert on Life as an Improv
April 27, 2015
Stephen Colbert is a compelling commencement speaker. If he were to tweet his advice to graduates this year, it might read something like this: Follow your dreams. Service is love made visib…
- Translating CBE Programs into Sustainable Business Models
April 6, 2015
By Rick Staisloff The Higher Education Business Model and CBE As part of its ongoing mission to improve college readiness and completion through the application of technology,…
- Blended Learning on the Ground: Advice from College Educators
April 2, 2015
By: Jennifer Spohrer By now I suspect most college faculty have heard of “blended learning, “hybrid learning,” and “flipped” classes. Some of us have experimented wit…
- Building Momentum in Teaching, Learning & EdTech
March 30, 2015
What do three fast and furious days of learning and sharing at the intersection of higher ed, teaching and learning and education technology look like? Those who attended the EDUCAUSE Learn…
- 6 Citizen Science Adventures
March 26, 2015
Citizen science . Crowdsourcing research. Do these terms sound like something from a school science fair or an MBA program? They are the realities of next-generation science discovery. Suc…
- Prior Learning Assessment & Competency-Based Education
March 25, 2015
“What can you do with what you know?” Competency-based educatio…
- Get More “Tech” from Your Learning Technologies
March 23, 2015
Author: Judith A. Pirani Focusing on outcomes from NGLC’s Building Blocks for College Readiness initiative, guest blogger Judith Pirani explores how learning technologies ca…
- Postsecondary Trending Now: Too Many Students Start College But Don’t Finish
March 23, 2015
In this post I ask tough questions about persistent gaps in high school graduation rat…