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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
- "Doing Much More Than We Have So Far Attempted"
August 29, 2007
Ã‚Â© 2007 Donald J. Waters. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ). EDUCAUSE Rev…
- "Engage Me or Enrage Me": What Today's™ Learners Demand
January 1, 2005
© Marc Prensky EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 40, no. 5 (September-October 2005): 60–65. Marc Prensky is the author of Digital Game-Based Learning and the founder and CEO of Games2train, a ga…
- "Free Love" and Secured Services
January 1, 2002
The author describes Columbia University's network registration process. The author describes Columbia University's network registration proc…
- "Give Us Credit": Evolving Security Standards for Credit Card Information
August 29, 2007
Ã‚Â© 2007 Kathleen Kimball and Jane Drews EDUCAUSE Review , vol. 42, no. 5 (September/October 2007): 82–83 Kathleen Kimball is the Senior Director of Security Operations and…
- "I always stick with the first thing that comes up on Google. . ." Where People Go for Information, What They Use, and Why
December 6, 2013
Key Takeaways The Visitors and Residents project seeks to identify and recommend strategies that IT staff and library professionals can adopt to help students and faculty membe…
- "I haven't got all minute!"
November 5, 2013
At EDUCAUSE13’s opening general session, Sir Ken Robinson dropped many a funny line and entertaining anecdote—all while delivering a very direct message about how things have changed in our…
- "I'm Just Going to Walk the Earth"
January 14, 2014
You may have heard that I am stepping down from my CIO position at the University of Maryland. Assuming that you did, and that we’ve been acquainted over the years, you are probably wondering…
- "No More Excuses": Michael M. Crow on Analytics
July 18, 2012
Michael M. Crow became the 16th president of Arizona State University in July 2002, with the goal of transforming ASU into what he calls a "New American University"—an institution com…
- "So, I Want You to Lead": Advice to a New Leader
January 1, 2003
Ã‚Â© 2003 James D. Bruce EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 38, no. 6 (November/December 2003): 10–11. Just over two decades ago, Bill Dickson, then MIT's senior vice-president, as…
- "The Right to Be Let Alone"
February 4, 2010
© 2010 Kent Wada. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa…