"As the University of California San Diego’s inaugural chief privacy officer, I’m responsible for ensuring that the university handles all personal data — whether student, employee or research data — responsibly and ethically. We live in a new world where Big Data and data-driven and data-informed decisions influence everything, and our data practices have a significant impact on privacy in ways they didn’t just 10 years ago."—Source: EdTech Magazine
WHY THIS MATTERS:
As institutions work to bolster their data privacy policies, it can help to involve students in the decision-making process, writes Pegah Parsi, chief privacy officer at the University of California San Diego. "Students provide a valuable perspective to data privacy conversations that the university might miss," Parsi writes.