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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
- Congresswoman Degette's Proposed Amendment on "Record Retention by ISP's"
January 1, 2006
U.S. Representative Diana DeGette's proposed amendment regarding the requirement of internet service providers to retain information about subscribers for at least one year. …
- Creating an Information Security Program: Policy, Process, and Cultural Change
March 10, 2010
A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference 2010
Complying with state and federal regulations regarding personal information and data breaches is both a challenge and a concern for many universities. This session will review how two different i…
- Data Breach Bills Resurface in Congress
January 1, 2007
"Concealing security breaches in which personal consumer information may have been swiped could carry prison time under a pair of sweeping proposals that resurfaced recently in Congress."…
- Data Privacy Legislation: A Policy Brief
August 12, 2011
With the ubiquity of mobile devices and the increases in data breaches, Congress has responded with bi-partisan support for comprehensive privacy legislation. As of August 2011, 18 bills have …
- Data Protection Contractual Language
August 18, 2009
The purpose of this resource is to provide sample contract language for common themes related to data protection as well as practical guidance as to when and how to consider the themes when draft…
- Data Retention Plan Lacks Privacy Safeguards; Could be Costly
January 1, 2006
The Justice Department's mounting effort to persuade or compel ISPs and other communications companies to keep detailed information on their customers' habits has triggered concerns throu…
- Defining Privacy â€” and Its Limits
January 1, 2007
"A student in a public university dormitory room had a "reasonable expectation of privacy" for his personal computer and its hard drive, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday. Th…
- Developments to Watch: Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)
May 19, 2011
Over the last few years, the federal government has invested over a half-billion dollars in the development of statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDSs). (To learn more, see the National Center…
- DHS beams over SEVIS
January 1, 2004
Officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) praised the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), saying it is a significant improvement over the paper-based system it r…
- ECPA Reform Bill Proceeds to Full Senate
April 25, 2013
Today, April 25, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted out of committee a bill to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act ( ECPA ). On a voice vote, the Committee approved the E…