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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
- The CIO Minute: Marla Botelho
April 7, 2014
Marla Botelho is chief information officer for Regis College. In this CIO Minute she talks about the value of IT in the changing landscape of consumerization. …
- Failure is Not an Option; Sometimes, It's Necessary
May 8, 2014
Design Thinking and Breakthrough Change Last month when I brought up the topic of design thinking , I focused on its human-centered nature and its emphasis on iteration over perfect…
- What Makes an Online Instructional Video Compelling?
April 7, 2014
Key Takeaways Video has supported education for many years, and in online courses instructional videos are often a key component . To learn more about compelling video, a team …
- Interview: Heather McCullough, Head of Digital Scholarship at UNC Charlotte
May 5, 2014
Heather McCullough is head of digital scholarship at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. In this conversation with Marilu Goodyear, she talks about what that position title means in her d…
- Technology and Language
March 18, 2014
Gardner Campbell talks about connecting technology and language with his students. Gardner Campbell talks about connecting technology and…
- EDUCAUSE Top-Ten IT Issues Lists by Carnegie Classification
March 24, 2014
In 2012 and 2013, EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel members both identified and prioritized the top-ten lists. For 2014, the EDUCAUSE membership was added to the process. Panel members identified an initi…
- The CIO Pipeline, Part 2: Infusing Academics into the Pipeline
April 18, 2014
This is the second in a three-post series related to the CIO Pipeline Challenge. Part 1 raised the potential of a “fracturing” of the CIO role into component parts (strategist and plumber),…
- Interview: Yves Paul Epelboin, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
April 16, 2014
Yves Paul Epelboin is special advisor to the President for MOOC at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie. In this interview he discusses their approach to MOOCs and higher education in France. …
- The Flinch and Other Traps
April 14, 2014
Everything that IT leaders do involves a negotiation in one way or another. Yet, focusing on negotiation skills is one of the last things we do when thinking about the professional development ne…
- EDUCAUSE Review: Print Edition, Volume 49, Number 2, March/April 2014
March 24, 2014
EDUCAUSE Review: Print Edition Volume 49, Number 2 March/April 2014 Features Top-Ten IT Issues, 2014: Be the Change You See by Susan Grajek and the 2013–…