For Educators and Parents
See Safe Computing Events for upcoming events at U-M that cover privacy and IT security issues.
Privacy Teaching & Learning Materials
- A Bibliography on Privacy. A list of articles and resources from the New York Times Privacy Project, April, 2019.
- Choose Privacy Week. The American Library Associations project to promote privacy awareness, with resources for librarians and the general public.
- Privacy, Reputation, and Identity in a Digital Age Teach-Outivacy Teach Out Taught by Tim McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau professor of physics, astronomy, and education, and Sol Bermann, university privacy officer and interim chief information security officer.
- Privacy@Michigan. View the videos from the Privacy@Michigan symposium hosted by the U-M School of Information. The two panel discussions at the event brought together faculty, researchers, students and staff from different colleges, schools and units across campus and aims to spark ongoing, multidisciplinary conversations about privacy’s role in society—here at U-M and worldwide.
- Bits Special Section: Security & Privacy (October 2015). Special section of The New York Times on security and privacy.
- EDUCAUSE Data Privacy Day Resources. Each year on Data Privacy Day, January 28, EDUCAUSE provides educational resources about data privacy.
- Electronic Privacy Information Center. Information on privacy topics such as cloud computing, internet privacy, social networks, online databases, and more.
- Introducing: The Privacy Paradox (February 2017). An introduction to WNYC's project aimed at increasing privacy awareness and helping people take back their privacy.
- Passcode: Modern Field Guide to Security and Privacy. Subscribe to this email newsletter from The Christian Science Monitor just check it out on the web.
- Privacy Paradox: Note to self. A five day plan that challenges you to think about and tighten up your privacy.
- Privacy Paradox: What's Your Privacy Personality? A short quiz to help you understand what your attitude toward online privacy really is.
- Privacy Paradox: What You Can Do About Your Data Right Now (NPR, January 30, 2017). NPR story about the Privacy Paradox Project, a project to help people think about their online privacy.
- Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. Information to help consumers protect their privacy.
- StaySafeOnline. Information from the National Cyber Security Alliance for individuals, teachers, and businesses about how to use the Internet safely and securely.
- Stop | Think | Connect. A global cybersecurity awareness campaign supported by the National Cyber Security Alliance, the Anti-Phishing Working Group, and the U.S. government.
- Teach Privacy - Privacy Resources. Materials for teaching privacy awareness.
- Teaching Privacy. A site filled with information on teaching privacy awareness, including ten principles for online privacy.
- The Privacy Divide. A section of the web materials from Fast Company that is dedicated to stories about privacy.
- Virtual Privacy Lab. Tools and resources for learning about, and improving, your online privacy.
- Watching You, Watching Me. Radiolab looks at whether being watched is a good thing, or a bad thing.
- Your Evolving Digital Life: Privacy in a Connected World (EDUCAUSE Review, October 20, 2015). Sol Bermann of Information Assurance (IA) asks, "Is privacy possible in a hyperconnected, interdependent, Internet of things world?"
Privacy Awareness Videos
- Ask a Chief Privacy Officer (July 2019). Sol Bermann, Chief Privacy Officer for the University of Michigan answers questions from Educause Review about the growing need for privacy management, the policies and laws in place to protect our privacy, and how big data has changed the game.
- Communications Surveillance (May 2015). A four-minute video providing a high level overview of communications surveillance from Privacy International. (4:00)
- A Conversation on Privacy (Mar 2016). A moderated discussion of privacy with MIT Professor Noam Chomsky, Edward Snowden, and Glenn Greenwald, moderated by Nuala O'Conner, president and CEO of the Center of for Democracy and Technology. (1:56)
- The Future of Internet Privacy (May 2013). The future of privacy in a world with expanding digital footprints. (3:35)
- NOTHING TO HIDE (October 2016). An independent documentary dealing with surveillance and its acceptance by the general public through the "I have nothing to hide" argument. (1:26) Creative Commons release
- The Power of Privacy. Half-hour documentary film from IAPP Videos. (28:45)
- Privacy, Big Data & The Law (October 2015). UC Santa Cruz Datalex opening address by Jim Dempsey, Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, discussing how to move from conundrums to solutions. (40:52)
- Why Privacy Matters (October 2014). TED Talk by Glenn Greenwald describing why you should care about privacy, even if you're "not doing anything you need to hide." (20:41)
- What Will a Future Without Secrets Look Like? (October 2013). TED Talk by Alessandro Acquisti discussing the use of online data and what it means for privacy. (15:00)
For Privacy Professionals
See Privacy Law, History & Research for additional related materials.
- Building Ethics into Privacy Frameworks for Big Data and AI (PDF) (UN/IAPP Report, October 2018). International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) takes a look at the privacy risks and public-good opportunities in big data, and examines how to operationalize data ethics.
- Free to Be You and Me: Autonomy Privacy in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review, January 2017). U-M Privacy Officer Sol Bermann on the importance universities leading on autonomy privacy and in the fight against a surveillance society.
- The Higher Education CPO Primer, Part 1: A Welcome Kit for Chief Privacy Officers in Higher Education. The Higher Education Chief Privacy Officers Working Group created this welcome kit for chief privacy officers (s) in higher education.
- Intro-Level Privacy Books. Reading recommendations from IAPP Privacy List subscribers to help people new to the privacy profession.
- Privacy + Security Books. Selection of non-fiction books about privacy and security from the Privacy + Security Forum.
- Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information System. Series of meetings held by the American Library Association in June 2015 about a framework to support patron privacy in digital library and information systems.
- Privacy in the Age of Big Data (Leadership Exchange, Summer 2015). Sol Bermann of IIA describes some of the privacy challenges that colleges and universities face with regard to "big data," and offers best practices.