Enhancing Privacy Education with a Technical Emphasis in IT Curriculum

Svetlana Peltsverger, Guangzhi Zheng
Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice  •  Volume 15  •  2016  •  pp. 001-017
The paper describes the development of four learning modules that focus on technical details of how a person’s privacy might be compromised in real-world scenarios. The paper shows how students benefited from the addition of hands-on learning experiences of privacy and data protection to the existing information technology courses. These learning modules raised students’ awareness of potential breaches of privacy as a user as well as a developer. The demonstration of a privacy breach in action helped students to design, configure, and implement technical solutions to prevent privacy violations. The assessment results demonstrate the strength of the technical approach.
Privacy, Education, Curriculum, Information Security, Information Assurance
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