I recently created this 2-minute comical cartoon vignette to teach about the importance of privacy and apps. Far too often, apps are not designed with privacy in mind, and people install apps without considering the privacy implications.
[Video no longer available online – please contact us if you’d like to see it]
This post was authored by Professor Daniel J. Solove, who through TeachPrivacy develops computer-based privacy training, data security training, HIPAA training, and many other forms of training on privacy and security topics. This post was originally posted on his blog at LinkedIn, where Solove is an “LinkedIn Influencer.” His blog has more than 600,000 followers.
Increasingly, educational institutions and state entities handling student data are hiring outside companies to perform cloud computing functions related to managing personal information.
The benefits of cloud computing are that outside entities might be more sophisticated at managing personal data. These entities may be able to manage data more inexpensively and effectively than the educational institution could do itself. In many cases, cloud computing providers can provide better security than the educational institutions can.