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University of Michigan Receives NSF Grant to Research Security and Personal Privacy

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University of Michigan Receives NSF Grant to Research Security and Personal Privacy

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The University of Michigan (U-M) has announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF)--Digital Government Section has awarded the university a grant of $37,000 for a project titled "Identifying Where Technology Logging and Monitoring for Increased Security Ends and Where Violations of Personal Privacy and Student Records Begins."

The funding will support research and the development of a white paper for colleges and universities about logging, monitoring, and privacy issues. The research will seek to define the full continuum of electronic logging and monitoring activities that are possible using information technology. It will also delineate the point(s) on that continuum where violations of personal privacy and, in particular, student records are probable or certain. The white paper will provide information for colleges and universities about these issues and best practices, and will be widely disseminated.

Principal investigator for the project is Virginia E. Rezmicrski, director of the Office of Policy Development and Education (OPD&E). …

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