August 27, 2011
EDUCAUSE Policy Analysis of Pending Data Privacy Legislation
EDUCAUSE has released Data Privacy Legislation: An Analysis of the Current Legislative Landscape and the Implications for Higher Education. 18 bills have been introduced in Congress on data privacy.
These privacy bills generally fall into three distinct areas: comprehensive online privacy protection, geolocation and mobile devices, and data security and breach notification. If enacted, many of the bills have implications for data collection, storage, and use that could affect higher education and campus IT operations and academic research.
Hat tip to DigitalKoans. [JH]