Institutions need to protect student and staff privacy during online meetings: Opinion

Postsecondary institutions should actively work to protect the privacy of students and staff who are attending online meetings, writes Zachary Michael Jack. Jack writes that the pivot to online learning and meetings has brought up a variety of privacy concerns, since some platforms are able to track IP addresses or force participants to consent to being recorded if they intend to participate. The author argues that those organizing online meetings need to be forthcoming about privacy and data-mining considerations. Additionally, Jack writes that postsecondary institutions should take additional steps to ensure that student and faculty privacy is respected through their choice of software and creation of policies around meetings. Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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