Privacy Resources

  • 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
  • Privacy@Michigan 2023 hosted Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kristen Martin where she presented Privacy, Power, and Platforms: How to think about user privacy expectations online.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education, Ethics, Online Privacy, Privacy Professionals, Privacy Protection, U.S. Laws
    Type: Presentation
  • 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
  • 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 Feeling of Being Watched. In April 2022, Dissonance, ITS and the Wallace House hosted a virtual screening of the Feeling of Being Watched, followed by a conversation with the film director, Assia Boundaoui. The conversation was facilitated by Wallace House Director Lynette Clemetson, and joined by Roya Ensafi and Tanisha Afnan. Visit the event page on Safe Computing to find out more and watch the recording.

    Topic(s): Awareness and Education, History, Surveillance, U.S. Laws
    Type: Film