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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 Privacy Resources
- Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)
- Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
- Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection: Privacy and Security
- United States Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office (FCPO) (the "FERPA Office")
EDUCAUSE Staff Picks
- Just in Time Research: Privacy Practices, The poll was intended to collect a quick snapshot of the higher education community’s thoughts on this important topic during Data Privacy Month.
- 7 Things You Should Know About Privacy In Web 2.0 Learning Environments, ELI 7 Things You Should Know
- 2012 Top Ten IT Issues Reflect Privacy, Security, and Compliance Challenges, EDUCAUSE Blog by Rodney Petersen
- Policy Dimensions of Analytics in Higher Education, EDUCAUSE Review
- Privacy in an Era of Social Media, EDUCAUSE Podcast with danah boyd
- Sensitive and Regulated Data: Permitted and Restricted Uses, University of Michigan standard
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Privacy
- $500 Million in Higher Ed. Grants Involving OER Announced
September 21, 2012
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the college and university winners of its second-round grants under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Trai…
- "100 to 100"
February 22, 2010
Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the FCC, seems to be on a pre-National Broadband Plan publicity tour. The plan, not to be officially released until March 17, has sprung a flourish of "leaks&…
- "Future of the Internet" Hearing Addresses Network Neutrality Issue
April 23, 2008
The Senate Commerce Committee held a full committee hearing regarding "The Future of the Internet" on April 22. Witnesses presented differing views on network neutrality regulations…
- "I haven't got all minute!"
November 5, 2013
At EDUCAUSE13’s opening general session, Sir Ken Robinson dropped many a funny line and entertaining anecdote—all while delivering a very direct message about how things have changed in our…
- "Linked open data" the key to the humanities' future?
September 28, 2011
Inside Higher Education posted an interesting article this morning on the increasing interest in and potential of the digital humanities ( http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/09/28/nati…
- "Open Source Reality": Douglas Rushkoff Examines the Effects of Open Source
July 1, 2008
Yesterday, popular culture commentator and "cyberpunk" Douglas Rushkoff gave a talk on "Open Source Reality" at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. This lecture was a f…
- "Policy@EDU": Larry Clinton on Higher Education's Role in Cybersecurity
September 11, 2009
The September/October edition of EDUCAUSE Review focuses on an issue that is of great concern to the higher education community: cybersecurity. Internet Security Alliance CEO and President Larr…
- "Someone is going to write the software that eats higher education"
September 5, 2012
Kevin Carey, director of the New America Foundation’s education policy program and previously policy director at Education Sector, has actively engaged in the debates around the potential of te…
- "The Future of the Internet" Includes Policy Challenges and Social Dilemmas
December 24, 2008
The Pew Internet & American Life Project has issued its report based upon survey findings called "The Future of the Internet III." Technology stakeholders and critics were asked…
- 10 Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Design Assignment: Guest Blog by Dave Underwood
January 23, 2013
This guest blog by talented author Dave Underwood takes a tongue-in-cheek look at what NOT to do when creating multimedia assignments for students. As a media consultant, he has worked wit…