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Data Privacy Month
Data Privacy Month (DPM) is an annual effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint, as well as escalate the protection of privacy and data as everyone's priority. Data Privacy Month will be celebrated in 2014 starting with Data Privacy Day on January 28 and running through February 28. Spend the month helping to ensure your campus community is respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. Visit the Data Privacy Month website for examples of campus activities, 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
- Data Privacy Month: Are You Smarter Than Your Phone?
January 9, 2013
Nearly everyone on a college campus today has a mobile phone, capable of accomplishing amazing tasks while on the go. But, how SHOULD you make use of your smartphone? You are smarter than your ph…
- Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture
September 14, 2009
Malcolm Brown , EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative director, will moderate this web seminar with Michelle Pacansky-Brock , where sheâ€™ll pull back the curtain on the classroom of the future…
- Speak Up 2008: A National Survey of Kâ€“12 Students, Teachers, Parents, and School Leaders
February 2, 2009
Since 2003, the Speak Up National Research Project has collected authentic feedback about technology and education from over 1.3 million Kâ€“12 students. Learn about the expectations of toda…
- Widgets: The Slicing and Dicing (and Splicing) of Sharable Learning Content
January 27, 2009
Educators have been searching for ways to modularize and share educational content since the inception of online learning. However, for reasons both cultural and technological, the academic commu…
- Constitution Day 2008: Free Speech in Cyberspace
September 17, 2008
This webcast provides a brief overview of several novel and emerging dimensions of free expression in digital communications: how the Supreme Court has dealt with Internet speech under the First …
- Outsourcing and Offshoring
January 1, 2005
Outsourcing and offshoring provide opportunities for cost reduction and service improvements. It is important, however, to carefully select target tasks and services and to have appropriate contr…