Taylor Armerding writes:
When parents send their kids (who at that point are legally adults) off to college, they expect not only that they will be educated, but that they will be living in a safe place with a reasonable measure of personal privacy.
Most higher-ed institutions provide at least a measure of that. But when it comes to the privacy of students’ personally identifiable information (PII), not so much. Besides dates of attendance, courses of study, honors and awards and any degrees earned, a lot more is there for the asking – name, home address, school address, email address, telephone number, date and place of birth, possibly even height and weight and some medical records – for just about anybody at a US higher education institution.
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