PRIVACY + SECURITY BLOG

News, Developments, and Insights

The Year in Privacy 2013 and the Year to Come

by Daniel J. Solove 2013 was a remarkable year in privacy developments. Here are four main trends I saw occurring this year: 1. The heat on the NSA for its broad surveillance programs has been sustained and productive. The Edward Snowden leaks revealed massive NSA surveillance efforts. What is most interesting in the aftermath of […]

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Why Schools Are Flunking Privacy and How They Can Improve

by Daniel J. Solove Fordham School of Law’s Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP), headed by Joel Reidenberg, has released an eye-opening and sobering study of how public schools are handling privacy issues with regard to cloud computing. The study is called Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools, and it is well worth […]

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Privacy and Data Security in Higher Education

by Daniel J. Solove I was recently interviewed in HR Horizons, the magazine of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) on the topic of privacy and data security in higher education. Here are a few excerpts: What is the difference between data security and data privacy, and what risks do each […]

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Higher Education Needs Privacy Officers and Privacy/Security Training

by Daniel J. Solove In 2007, Seung Cho, a student at Virginia Tech, killed 32 students and faculty and wounded 17. He then committed suicide. One of the most troublesome things about this incident was that it might have been prevented if school officials and employees had a better grasp of privacy law. Appointed by […]

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Employers and Schools that Demand Account Passwords and the Future of Cloud Privacy

by Daniel J. Solove In 2012, the media erupted with news about employers demanding employees provide them with their social media passwords so the employers could access their accounts. This news took many people by surprise, and it set off a firestorm of public outrage. It even sparked a significant legislative response in the states. […]

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