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Campus Privacy Policies
Privacy is essential to the exercise of free speech, free thought, and free association. The courts have established a First Amendment right to receive information in a publicly funded library like UW. In a library, the right to privacy is the right to open inquiry and thought without having one's identity or the subject of one's interests put them at risk for harm. The UW Libraries does not support inquiry and thought that enforces white supremacist and oppressive aims.
UW Libraries Privacy Statement
The Libraries values the privacy of our patrons and seeks to minimize the collection and retention of personally identifiable information. No personal information maintained by the Libraries is sold to third parties or released to law enforcement agencies without a search warrant.
Security and Privacy Policies from UW IT
Includes links to Information Security and Privacy Laws and Regulations list, the University's Information Security and Privacy Policies, and UW's Confidential Data Risk Guide.
UW Policies, Standards, and Guidelines from UW Privacy Office
University policies on information, domestic violence and assault, data security, student code of conduct, and more.
Tools to Safeguard Your Information
DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity
Lists of ideas, technology tools and steps for making your information more secure and private
FemTechNet Guide to Locking Down Your Digital Identity
Simple steps to safeguarding your personal information
Crash Override Network
Crash Override is a crisis helpline, advocacy group and resource center for people who are experiencing abuse online
Electronic Frontier Foundation: Security Starter Pack
Playlist to help you discover how to assess your personal risk, protect your communications and information, and start thinking about incorporating privacy-enhancing tools into your daily routine.
The Privacy Paradox
5 newsletters, each including tips and a short podcast explaining the science, psychology, and tech behind securing your information
EPIC Online Guide to Practical Privacy Tools
Huge list of tools to help secure your online identity
How aware are you about your risk of ID theft? Look at 11 situations in which you might be subject.
Terms of Service, Didn't Read
Terms of service are often too long to read, but it's important to understand what's in them. Use this cheat sheet!
Me & My Shadow
Created in 2012, Me and My Shadow project helps you control your data traces, see how you're being tracked, and learn more about the data industry. It is continually being updates. Lots of fun activities to try!
Our Data Bodies
The Digital Defense Playbook features workshop and activity ideas for facilitating data privacy community events
Student Privacy: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Learn about what companies are collecting student data. Read case studies of student privacy and learn about privacy issues specifically related to education.
Privacy Rights of Students in the U.S.
Students: Your Right to Privacy (ACLU)
The American Civil Liberties Union outlines your legal rights in the United States as a student (and, depending on your age, as a minor) to privacy. These rights apply to you regardless of your citizenship status. This guide covers many school-specific situations in which privacy is involved.
About this guide
This guide was created and is maintained by UW Library staff Reed Garber-Pearson. Contact Reed with any questions, comments or suggestions.
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