Questions of Data Ownership on Campus

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Jones, K. M. L., Thomson, J. C., Jr., & Arnold, K. E. (2014). Questions of data ownership on campus. EDUCAUSE Review. Available at


Valid arguments exist for students to control data about themselves, and similarly plausible arguments suggest that the institution can claim ownership. This article explores both perspectives. To avoid win-lose solutions, institutions acting as “information fiduciaries” can reap the benefits of analyzing student data while respecting student rights.

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