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Privacy and Security Initiatives and Recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education
February 26, 2013

Key Takeaways At EDUCAUSE 2012, U.S. Department of Education speakers discussed new privacy and security initiatives, as well as offering recommendations on navigating privacy ef…

The State of Federal Privacy and Data Security Law: Lagging Behind the Times?
August 6, 2012

On July 31, 2012, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing entitled, “The State of Federal Privacy and Data Security Law: Lagging Behind the Times?” …

We’re From the Government and We’re Here to Help You: Privacy Issues and Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Education
January 25, 2012

This webinar is one in a series celebrating Data Privacy Month 2012 . Speakers: Kathleen M. Styles, Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Education and Michael B. Hawes, Statistical Pri…

Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity
June 3, 2011

According to research by MGI and McKinsey's Business Technology Office, analyzing large data sets—so called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of pr…

Identity Finder Case Study
June 21, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania enacted a comprehensive Social Security Number policy in May of 2007. The stated purpose of the policy was to protect social security numbers by eliminating them, c…

Guide to Protecting the Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information
April 15, 2010

This publication provides guidance to agencies for identifying PII and determining the appropriate level of protection for it. It also suggests controls to provide that level of protection and gi…

Aggressive Plan for State Data Systems
September 28, 2009

U.S. Senate plan would have states collect students' test scores and other information and link it to wide range of other systems. U.S. Sena…

Privacy Concerns About U.S. Database
November 19, 2008

College and student groups balk at proposal by Education Dept.’s inspector general to collect in a central database (and potentially share) massive amounts of personal information. …

Is It OK that Google Owns Us?
June 18, 2007

The author outlines the issue of Google collecting private data. She provides a list of data that Google collects and retains and the technologies through which the company gets it. …

Can I Have My Wallet and Keys Back, Howard?
January 1, 2005

Viewpoint Can I Have My Wallet and Keys Back, Howard? Exposing personal data for the sake of convenience could make the PUP and telematon user a bit paranoid By Glenn Everett A co…