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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
- Analytics 3-Day Sprint - Summary
August 20, 2012
This brief summarizes the main themes from the EDUCAUSE Analytics Sprint, held July 24–26, 2012. Presenters and participants exchanged ideas and information via webinars, online conversations, …
- ACTI 2012 Member Meeting Report (4/12/12)
April 12, 2012
The 2012 ACTI member meeting was held in partnership with the Common Solutions Group on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California. The ACTI member meeting took place on January 10, …
- ACTI 2011 Meeting Report
August 11, 2011
EDUCAUSE’s Advanced Core Technologies Initiative (ACTI) held its first in‐person member meeting July 7–8, 2011, in Boston, Mass. ACTI ( www.educause.edu/acti ), which was formed in fall 2…
- Mobile Computing 5-Day Sprint—Summary
June 3, 2011
This EDUCAUSE brief summarizes the main themes from the EDUCAUSE Mobile Computing 5-Day Sprint, held April 25–29, 2011. This learning experience brought together presenters and hundreds of part…
- Final Report of the 2007 Cybersecurity Summit
November 30, 2007
This is the final report for the 2007 NSF Cybersecurity Summit, held February 22 & 23rd, 2007, in Arlington, VA. This is the final report fo…
- Computer-Related Incidents in Colleges and Universities: Factors and Categorization
January 1, 2004
This presentation provides preliminary findings from the first phase of the Computer Incident Factor Analysis and Categorization (CIFAC) project, exploring the relationship between job responsibili…
- Reengineering Curricula for Tomorrow's Students
January 1, 2004
To prepare faculty for tomorrow's students, Drexel University is developing the Drexel Institute for Academic Transformation. Using technology and sound pedagogical principles, faculty will le…
- Helping Faculty Hurdle Barriers: How Two Disparate Departments Collaborate to Support Teaching with Technology at UNH
January 1, 2004
According to Butler and Sellbom (2002), the three most common barriers faculty face when attempting to adopt technology are unreliability, learning curve, and impact on learning. Learn how the Univ…
- Move Over Socrates: Online Discussion is Here
January 1, 2003
Online discussion supports critical thought by facilitating an adaptive exchange of ideas. This is simply the Socratic method brought forward to a new environment and made scaleable through technol…
- Meeting Challenges Collaboratively: A Multi-Institutional Approach to Online Student Services That Works!
January 1, 2003
The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium, with over 10 public and private, two- and four-year institutions, has created a unique collaborative model of providing support services to online stud…