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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
- Are Online Targeted Advertising Practices Violating Wiretap Laws?
July 10, 2008
Released one day before the Senate Commerce Committee held its hearing on the privacy implications of online advertising, a new report says targeted ads may involve practices that violate state a…
- Privacy Panel Draws Fire
January 1, 2005
The Department of Homeland Security advisory group faces scrutiny for corporate-heavy membership. The Department of Homeland Security advisory group fa…
- Privacy & Compliance: Better Safe Than Sorry
January 1, 2005
A brief description of current privacy and compliance and why it's important for higher ed institutions to stay involved. A brief description of c…
- No Place To Hide
January 1, 2005
"When you go to work, stop at the store, fly in a plane, or surf the web, you are being watched. They know where you live, the value of your home, the names of your friends and family, in some…
- Reform Bill Weak on Privacy
January 1, 2004
Regarding the intelligence reform bill, civil liberties activists say Congress should slow down and not centralize surveillance powers without providing adequate safeguards. …
- Spyware's threat to PCs is growing
January 1, 2004
Stealthy programs keep unwelcome eye on computer users. Stealthy programs keep unwelcome eye on computer users. …
- 9/11 Legislation and Technology: The Academic Impact
January 1, 2002
The authors discuss the impact of the USA PATRIOT Act on the higher education community. The authors discuss the impact of the USA PATRIOT Act on the h…
- Podcast:: Security Breaches and Identity Theft
June 26, 2007
In this 55 minute podcast, we present a general session from the EDUCAUSE 2007 Policy Conference entitled, “ Security Breaches and Identity Theft ”. This is a panel discussion moderated by …
- Balancing â€œSafetyâ€ with â€œFreedomâ€ in Aftermath of Virginia Tech Tragedy
June 19, 2007
In response to the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, President George W. Bush directed the secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education along with the A…
- "Officer, Is This Your GPS Device on My Car?" Privacy and Security Legal Update, 2012
November 8, 2012
A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2012
In early 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided United States v. Jones , a criminal case with a profound impact on our notion of privacy. This session will provide an update on the privacy and s…