EDUCAUSE now has a discussion group focusing on privacy issues and challenges in higher education. This group is open to anyone in the higher ed community and will allow for broader discussions on the intersection of IT and privacy, as well as privacy issues related to security, surveillance, analytics/big data, compliance, policies, Internet of Things, etc. This group is a forum for discussion as well as a place to share strategies and solutions. Join the group!
Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day (DPD), celebrated annually on January 28, is an international effort centered on "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust". Visit the Data Privacy Day website for guest blogs, 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 data 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.