University of Iowa Officials Hope to Break the Illusion of Privacy

University of Iowa Officials Hope to Break the Illusion of Privacy

March 14, 2013

Officials at the University of Iowa are updating their privacy policy to demonstrate that all university emails and password-protected material are available to the public if requested. Kevin Ward, the assistant vice president for Human Resources, believes the policy will help faculty and staff understand they have little privacy in their emails. Ward presented the revised version of the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy to the Faculty Council at the March 5 meeting and emphasized that just because something is protected by a password does not mean it is off-limits to the public. "We are trying to break past that illusion that just because it™s a password-protected drive, it™s always going to be private," he said.

UI Officials Hope to Break the Illusion of Privacy
Brianna Jett
The Daily Iowan
March 6, 2013

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