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Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day (DPD), celebrated annually on January 28, is an international effort centered on "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust". Visit the Data Privacy Day website for guest blogs, 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
- Balancing Security and Privacy in Times of Cyberterror
May 8, 2007
A session at the EDUCAUSE Western Regional Conference 2007
Technology gives us the ability to create a surveillance society beyond anything Orwell could have imagined. Our limitations are no longer external but internal: We must choose how much privacy we&…
- Balancing Privacy and Security in Times of Cyberterror
January 18, 2007
A session at the EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2007
Some 230 years ago, Patrick Henry aid, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" Kansas Senator Patrick Roberts recently said, "You have no civil liberties if you're dead." This…
- Policing the Internet: Higher Education Law and Policy
October 11, 2006
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2006 Annual Conference
The government is increasingly looking to Internet service providers, including colleges and universities, as a source of communications data to aid in the investigation and prosecution of illegal …