Privacy Resources

  • *Privacy Not Included buyer’s guide. Mozilla's fourth edition of the guide aims to help you shop smart—and safe—for products that connect to the internet. It now comes with *Privacy Not Included warning labels on products consumers should think twice about before buying.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education, Online Privacy, Privacy Protection, Surveillance, Technology
    Type: Website
  • Online Privacy: How Did We Get Here? A 2013 PBS Digital Studios video discussing the history and evolution of online privacy concerns. (8 minutes)

    Topic(s): History, Online Privacy
    Type: Video
  • Privacy. The article, published in 1960 by William L. Prosser, outlines four torts that would allow someone whose privacy was violated in one of those four ways to sue the perpetrator for damages.

    Topic(s): History, Privacy Professionals, U.S. Laws
    Type: Article
  • Privacy and Appropriate Use of Data at U-M. A SUMIT 2020 presentation on the value of privacy and U-M’s approach to personal data protection in a world of ubiquitous technology and big data.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education
    Type: Presentation
  • Privacy and Freedom. Written by Alan Westin in 1967, this pioneering book prompted U.S. privacy legislation and helped set the stage for modern debates about technology, privacy, and personal freedom.

    Topic(s): History, Privacy Professionals, U.S. Laws
    Type: Book
  • Privacy Powered by Virtru. Part of the 2021 Data Privacy Day event series, this presentation showcases how the email security tool Virtru can help protect your privacy.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education, Online Privacy, Privacy Protection, Technology
    Type: Presentation
  • Privacy, Reputation, and Identity in a Digital Age Taught by Tim McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau professor of physics, astronomy, and education, and Sol Bermann, university Chief Information Security Officer.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education
    Type: Course
  • Protect and Respect Privacy is part of the U-M Safe Computing Curriculum, which promotes knowledge and best practices for safeguarding the university's digital assets, as well as personal devices and data. The Protect and Respect Privacy section prompts you to consider what privacy means to you and offers a wealth of resources on privacy awareness, legal obligations, and protection. The U-M Safe Computing Curriculum requires U-M login. Don't Have a U-M Login? Check out the Curriculum Preview.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education, Privacy Protection
    Type: Course
  • RO100 FERPA at U-M. This 30-minute eLearning course teaches U-M faculty, researchers, staff, and students how to responsibly handle student data in accordance with FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act).

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education, U.S. Laws
    Type: Course
  • Student Privacy at the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education administers and enforces student privacy laws such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA). The Department of Education also provides technical assistance to help schools and school districts safeguard information about students.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education, Privacy Professionals, Privacy Protection, U.S. Laws
    Type: Website