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ERIC Number: EJ808138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Policy and Legal Implications of Spyware and Data Privacy
Nixon, Andrea
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v29 n1 p5-7 2006
For years computer viruses have threatened productive use of personal computers, challenging users and support providers to prevent and recover from viral attacks. Now another type of computing malady has begun to enter popular consciousness: spyware. Typically, analyses of spyware focus on technical issues or provide pointers to resources for detecting and removing unwanted software. Equally important are the legal and policy issues colleges and universities need to consider in assessing institutional responses to spyware on campus. In this article, the author contends that institutional policies must address both computer usage and compliance with federal and state laws and offers a number of steps that colleges and universities should consider taking to address this particular situation and spyware in general. (Contains 6 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974