Episode 22: A fierce push for student data privacy

A new initiative, which is the result of one student’s work and student government collaboration, is pushing for less student information available online.

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In the Know: Breaking Down the U’s News.

Tiffany Bui and Luke Diamond

Sina Roughani, a second-year electrical engineering student, devoted much of his first semester at the University of Minnesota in 2017 to advocating for a change in the student records policy. 

Roughani became concerned when he found information like students’ home addresses and phone numbers were publicly available on the University’s People Search database. 

A new initiative, which is the result of Roughani’s work and student government collaboration, is pushing for less  student information available online.