Data Privacy & Sensitivity

Thursday, December 05, 2019 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

3-133 33 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Administrative research at a university requires a balance of data openness and data privacy. In order for the data we gather to be useful, people need to be able to access the data. However, we have to balance sharing data with the need to protect the privacy of individuals. In this workshop we'll explore the ethical and legal frameworks for data privacy as well as strategies to manage sensitive datasets.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the basics of data privacy law as it pertains to administrative research.
  • Be able to identify the protections necessary for a given dataset.
  • ​Be able to draft survey consent language that adequately covers data privacy.


Coffee and light refreshments will be served immediately prior to event. All MIT community members are welcome, although this workshop aims to primarily support MIT administrative staff. 


Facilitators: Jon Daries (Senior Project Manager, Office of the Provost)

Jon received a Bachelor's degree in Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's in higher education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to working in the Institutional Research group, he worked in law school career planning, in the accounting office of a university IT department, and as an English teacher in Japanese elementary and middle schools.

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Events By Interest

Academic, Career Development, General

Events By Audience

MIT Community, Staff


data, data warehouse, Data Talks


Teaching + Learning Lab


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