Data Privacy and Security: Are Faculty Members Missing the Mark?
Abstract: Technology is ubiquitous in all aspects of life. With this increased availability of technology, students and faculty expectations and demands are increasing (Marzilli et. al, 2014). These rapid changes in society and in education have required institutions to develop new ways to support and meet the demands of a more technologically advanced 21st century learner and the educator responsible to work with them. However, along with these increased expectations comes new responsibilities. It is now necessary, that faculty members understand their responsibilities required under the law. This presentation will outline a research study examining what technology faculty is currently using, how they are using it and focus on faculty members understandings of privacy and data security in a University in Canada. Our presentation will include an overview of applicable literature, an introduction to our context at Thompson Rivers University, overview of our methodology, indicate our findings and discuss recommendations made to stakeholders.