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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
- Ferreting Out Sensitive Data
March 10, 2009
A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference 2009
FERPA, HIPAA, and red flag rules: we're swimming in an alphabet soup of federal regulations related to information privacy and prevention of identity theft. Learn how MIT approached the proble…
- Robin Bartoletti
University of North Texas HSC at Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas
- April 20, 2009: FTC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Health Breach Notification Rule
June 25, 2009
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding requirements of vendors of personal health records and related entities to notify individuals when the security o…
- The Privacy Landscape in the Academy - Sponsored by Wimba
January 17, 2008
A session at the EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2008
Privacy is a concept established by law and often embraced as part of institutional policies, academic values, or professional practice. Innovations in information technologies and changing cultura…
- Free EDUCAUSE Webcast 10/22/08 on Identity Theft Rules
October 13, 2008
New federal regulations to address identity theft go into effect November 1, 2008, and are likely to affect colleges and universities in nuanced ways. Compliance will require careful study and co…