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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
- Senator Leahy Introduces the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act
January 23, 2014
In light of the Target consumer data breach, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reintroduced on January 8 a bill he originally authored in 2005, S. 1897 , the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act …
- National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Plan Clears House Subcommittee
January 23, 2014
On January 15, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies passed the National Cybersecurity and …
- NIST Releases Draft Voluntary Cybersecurity Framework
January 23, 2014
On October 29, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) introduced their Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework for improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity. Th…
- Top-Ten 2013 Articles from EDUCAUSE Review Online
January 17, 2014
What were the hot topics in 2013? MOOCs, MOOCs, and, oh, MOOCs. Below we've included a list of our most-read EDUCAUSE Review Online articles and most-viewed videos. The edit…
- "I'm Just Going to Walk the Earth"
January 14, 2014
You may have heard that I am stepping down from my CIO position at the University of Maryland. Assuming that you did, and that we’ve been acquainted over the years, you are probably wondering…
- Trending Now: Recent News in the Postsecondary World of Next Generation Learning
January 7, 2014
Near the end of 2013, developments in higher education that caught our attention included a nationally telecast meeting in Washington on competency-based education at community colleges and a r…
- Risk and Compliance: The Threat of Mission Not Accomplished
December 6, 2013
Following up on my last blog post, on governance , let me now tie in risk and compliance. CIOs certainly understand that GRC efforts and investments may not yield laudatory press release…
- Getting Your Ducks in a Row: Governance, Risk, and Compliance
December 6, 2013
Information technology is critical to higher education. But unless aligned with the institution’s goals and based on sound policies and procedures, information technology will not be trusted,…
- Governance Shutdown
November 21, 2013
The next issue of EDUCAUSE Review is focusing on governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). Within a CIO’s visible spectrum are many infrastructure and service items (i.e., the things th…
- What the Course Signals "Kerfuffle" is About, and What it Means to You
November 13, 2013
(Originally posted in a slightly altered form at e-Literate) A year or so ago I mentioned on my blog Hapgood that there were some oddities in data from Purdue's Course Signals res…