Privacy Resources

  • Teaching Privacy. This website provides information about the various threats to online privacy and how Internet users can make better decisions about their privacy. It also provides educators with lesson plans and materials that they can use to bring privacy education to their classrooms.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education, Online Privacy, Privacy Professionals
    Type: Website
  • The Evolving Landscape of Data Privacy in Higher Education. Data privacy is still in a state of growth and evolution in higher education, and this study highlights ways higher education, technology, and privacy leaders can develop and advance their own privacy programs and policies. EDUCAUSE, November 2020.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education, International Laws, Learning Analytics, Online Privacy, Privacy Professionals, Privacy Protection, Technology, U.S. Laws
    Type: Article
  • The Higher Education CPO Primer, Part 1 and The Higher Education Chief Privacy Officer Primer, Part 2 (EDUCAUSE) This welcome kit and roadmap were developed for chief privacy officers in higher education.

    Topic(s): Privacy Professionals
    Type: Course
  • The Privacy Divide. A section of the web materials from Fast Company dedicated to stories about privacy.

    Topic(s): Online Privacy, Privacy Protection, Surveillance, Technology
    Type: Article
  • The Privacy Project from The New York Times. Analysis, education and advice on protecting your privacy.

    Topic(s): Online Privacy, Privacy Protection, Surveillance, Technology
    Type: Article
  • The Right to Privacy — an article published in the 1890 Harvard Law Review. Written primarily by Justice Louis Brandeis (but credited to both Brandeis and Samuel Warren), it is one of the most influential essays in American legal history and is considered the first publication in the U.S. to argue for a right to privacy.

    Topic(s): History, Privacy Professionals, U.S. Laws
    Type: Article
  • The Social Dilemma. This documentary-drama hybrid reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

    Topic(s): Online Privacy, Privacy Protection, Surveillance, Technology
    Type: Film
  • Three Student Privacy Conversation Starters. Higher education’s increasingly complex technology and data landscape has brought student privacy issues to the front pages of national publications. Yet, engaging students in conversations about privacy remains elusive. In this session, we will discuss three ways the University of Michigan has sought to raise students’ privacy awareness and empowerment. Hear an administrator's and a student’s perspective on how these three efforts started and evolved.

    Presentation at the Arizona State University Digital Trust Summit by Svetla Sytch and Julia Silverman. June 2021.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education
    Type: Video
  • Understanding Data Privacy Issues in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE 2018). Institutions that understand the nuance of the varied data privacy issues existing in the higher education environment will be well prepared to address them.

    Topic(s): Privacy Professionals
    Type: Article
  • Vanishing Liberties: The Rise of State Surveillance in the Digital Age. This video from the American Library Association (ALA) "Choose Privacy Week" 2012 explores state surveillance in the United States.

    Topic(s): History, Surveillance
    Type: Video