UW Privacy Office

March 4, 2021

The Emerging Threat to Privacy

Source: EDUCAUSE President John O’Brien, January 28, 2021

The Emerging Threat to Privacy

The increased reliance on technology solutions during the crisis has highlighted privacy obligations and potential exposures. Privacy is a recognized strategic priority for higher education, taking the #3 spot in the EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues list in its first appearance on the list, in 2019. Nonetheless, privacy has not yet been fully baked into decision-making at all levels of higher education institutions. Now is the time to amplify and broaden campus conversations about privacy.