Privacy Invasion

Universities unveil new ways of safeguarding the keys to the electronic data kingdom.

Privacy Invasion CoverMark calls home early in his fi rst semester at college and tells his mother he doesn’t like his Statistics class and he wishes he could drop it. Knowing her son is busy, Helen asks Mark for his username and password so that she can take care of it for him. She logs onto the college’s add/drop page and removes him from the course. Later, Mark discovers that his mother has inadvertently dropped him from his Principles of Accounting course and the deadline for adding the class back into his schedule has passed. (College Planning & Management Magazine, Feb. 2008)

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