Defining a Framework for Teaching Privacy in Information Assurance Curriculum

Author:
Svetlana Peltsverger, Guangzhi Zheng
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465.63 kB
Date:
01 July 2012
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Many Information Assurance courses include privacy topics. However, many of them do not address privacy issues systematically and comprehensively. Those courses do not offer students a complete picture of privacy from both data providers’ and data collectors’ perspectives. A coherent and consistent curriculum framework on teaching privacy needs to be defined. Moreover, students learn about possible invasion of privacy as a result of poor information system security, not about privacy as an essential principle in information systems. This paper discusses the importance of defining a consistent framework for teaching privacy in IA curriculum. Authors propose key learning outcomes and content modules, as well as two options to implement the framework. The framework can be used as a guide to design privacy courses and learning modules.

Defining a Framework for Teaching Privacy in Information Assurance Curriculum