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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
- University of Washington Network Security Credo
January 1, 2002
Incidents of unauthorized access to networked computer systems in an enterprise are growing at fearful rates. The purpose of this document is to identify general design principles and practices for…
- Successful Planning from the Bottom-Up
January 1, 1993
Most universities generate strategic computer plans from the top down, both conceptually and administratively. Vice presidents identify major institutional goals and derive in successive detail imp…
- Technology Planning for the Nineties: Reponding to the Challenge to Do More Work With Fewer Resources
January 1, 1993
Kent, like most universities, is being challenged to work smarter, to do more work with fewer resources. Information technology is expected to play a more important and strategic role as Kent State…
- Empowering The User
January 1, 1993
This presentation describes how Cincinnati Technical College organized their efforts to meet the following challenges:1. The use of PC's and automated systems was expanding rapidly with little…
- Experiences Implementing a Decision Support System (DSS) Within a Management Plan
January 1, 1992
In 1988, Stanford University School of Medicine, facing a period of rapid growth and increased complexity in the business of academic medicine, begun implementing a strategic plan for management of…