Higher Ed Archive

Law Enforcement Access to Student Records

September 25, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Law Enforcement Access to Student Records

This FPF guide helps schools – and the companies that serve them – understand their legal options and when they may be required to disclose student personal information, especially immigration status data, to law enforcement.

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Getting Ahead of a University Data Breach

September 7, 2017 | Ferpa Sherpa

Getting Ahead of a University Data Breach

Breaches and attempted hacks into university systems are now commonplace: the number of reported incidents at postsecondary schools has steadily increased; the education sector had the third highest number of breaches in 2014. Some of the largest breaches of 2016 occurred at colleges, such as at UC Berkeley where 80,000 financial records were exposed. Universities […]

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Privacy by Decisions: Security Starts with You

August 16, 2017 | Amelia Vance

Privacy by Decisions: Security Starts with You

Once you start exploring the challenges of protecting personal information online, you quickly see that digital privacy involves a variety of players, including social media and messaging platforms, internet service providers, app developers, and government agencies. Many different entities are involved in collecting, moving, and sharing your information, for many different reasons. If you want […]

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The Higher Education Chief Privacy Officer

July 20, 2017 | Ferpa Sherpa

The Higher Education Chief Privacy Officer

The CPO title is commonly used for the senior-most individual in an organization who is responsible for that organization’s privacy program. While likely lagging behind other industry sectors, the incidence of the role of the Chief Privacy Officer has been growing in higher education.

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