Privacy Resources

  • Prioritizing Privacy is a three-year continuing education program that will train academic library practitioners to comprehensively address privacy and other related ethical implications of learning analytics projects (e.g., autonomy, agency, and trust). The project is led by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (PI, University of Illinois) and Kyle M. L. Jones (Co-PI, Indiana University-Indianapolis).

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education, Learning Analytics
    Type: Website
  • In July 2022, The Chronicle of Higher Education hosted a virtual forum on The Student-Data Challenge: Sharing and Security. The 75-minute session focused on the importance of privacy protections in an increasingly tech-driven world. Panelists, including University of Michigan Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, Ravi Pendse, explored what these protections look like in practice, along with students’ perceptions of their data privacy and ways that colleges can be more transparent in how they use, store and protect data.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education, Privacy Professionals, Privacy Protection, Technology
    Type: Video
  • 100 Best Data Privacy Books of All Time. Privacy book ratings based on public mentions, recommendations, ratings and sentiment (Book Authority)

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education, Ethics, History, International Laws, Online Privacy, Privacy Professionals, Privacy Protection, Surveillance, Technology, U.S. Laws
    Type: Book
  • Americans and Privacy: Concerned, Confused and Feeling Lack of Control Over Their Personal Information. This 2019 Pew Research Center report finds that majorities think their personal data is less secure now, that data collection poses more risks than benefits, and believe it is not possible to go through daily life without being tracked.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education
    Type: Article
  • Ask a Chief Privacy Officer, Sol Bermann, former Chief Privacy Officer and current Chief Information Security Officer for the University of Michigan answers questions 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. EDUCAUSE, July 2019.

    Topic(s): International Laws, Online Privacy, Technology, U.S. Laws
    Type: Video
  • Beyond Privacy: Fairness in How Personal Data is Used in Our New Digital World. The 2022 Privacy@Michigan keynote presentation discusses the origin of Data Privacy Day and how privacy and data protection are different, yet connected, and particularly relevant in our highly technological world. Dr. Zanfir-Fortuna delves into real-life cases highlighting the importance of data protection in automated decision-making and algorithms, and explores the expansion of data protection legislation around the world and across the United States.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education, International Laws, Privacy Professionals, Privacy Protection, Technology, U.S. Laws
    Type: Presentation
  • Building Ethics into Privacy Frameworks for Big Data and AI. In this 2018 report, the The United Nations Global Pulse and the International Association of Privacy Professionals explore big data, new technologies, new analytical approaches and the risks to privacy, fairness, equality, and due process.

    Topic(s): Ethics, Learning Analytics, Privacy Professionals, Technology
    Type: Article
  • Choose Privacy Every Day. An American Library Associations project to promote privacy awareness, with resources for librarians and the general public.

    Topic(s): Privacy Protection
    Type: Blog
  • Coded Bias. Automated decision making has the unprecedented power to disseminate bias at scale. The artificial intelligence algorithms that power facial-recognition and decision-making software already often decide who gets hired, who gets health care, who gets home loans, and who gets undue police scrutiny. Coded Bias tells the story of mathematicians and data scientists who are leading the fight for ethical use of these and future technologies. The film starts with the fallout from an MIT Media Lab researcher’s discovery that facial recognition does not identify dark-skinned faces and women's faces accurately, then follows her journey to push for the first legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms.

    Topic(s): Ethics, Technology
    Type: Film
  • Data Privacy Day 2021 Outreach: Six Words about Privacy. Boiling thoughts down to six words highlights what people consider to be the most important dimensions of a topic. On Data Privacy Day 2021, we look into the topic of privacy through the lens of the University of Michigan's Six Words about Privacy project. EDUCAUSE, January 2021.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education
    Type: Article