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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
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Federal Privacy Law
- Staying “Plugged In”
March 20, 2014
In the March/April 2014 EDUCAUSE Review , Susan Grajek and the members of the 2013–2014 EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel outline this year’s top-ten IT issues for colleges and universi…
- Two K-12 Grantees Recently Featured on Getting Smart blog
March 13, 2014
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- The CIO Pipeline, Part 1: The Strategist vs. the Plumber Revisited
March 12, 2014
This will be the first in a three-post series related to the CIO Pipeline Challenge. Part 2 will address the need to broaden CIO recruitment into the “strategist” pipeline, and Part 3 will …
- Trending Now: Recent News in the Postsecondary World of Next Generation Learning
February 27, 2014
In January’s “Trending Now: Postsecondary” post, Kristen Vogt called attention to a Center for American Progress (CAP) report that pointed to competency-based credentials as a way to …
- The Operations – Concierge Divide
February 24, 2014
Of all the things I get to do at the University of Georgia, one of my favorites is my lunchtime reading clubs, which are groups of mid-career IT professionals who get together regularly to discus…
- Activate Instruction Helps Summit Public Schools Personalize Learning
February 6, 2014
NGLC has embarked upon a new publication series, Next Gen Tools . Today, we share with you the first brief in the series, Next Gen Tools: Activate Instruction . Summit Publi…
- Succeed You and Avenue Scholars Partnership: A Breakthrough Models Academy Design Meets the Real World
January 30, 2014
by Dr. Christine Pharr, College of Saint Mary If you want to attend a workshop that will keep you on the edge of your seat and challenge much of what you’ve ever believed about how to de…
- Turning the iPad into a Dynamic Hub in the Language Classroom
January 29, 2014
By Colin Keaveney Colin Keaveney is assistant professor of French (Teaching), University of Southern California. Recently, I decided to use iPad functionalities to enhance prepa…
- Lessons of Leadership
January 23, 2014
The January/February 2014 issue of EDUCAUSE Review features EDUCAUSE award winners from 2013, individuals who exemplify the best of our profession. Their articles highlight how to frame…
- Using the LMS as a Social Network in a Supersized Course
January 23, 2014
By Sidneyeve Matrix Sidneyeve Matrix is associate professor, Media & Film, Queen's University. Large class sizes make it infinitely more challenging for college instructors…