Data privacy coming to NDUS

The League has filed a bill, SB 2360, to provide for student consent to the release of directory information, after an election season debacle that binspammed thousands of North Dakota university students with political leaflets.

Students will now have the choice whether to make their contact details public knowledge.

It’s an important privacy measure, especially since there’s an entire Big Data industry with lax standards waiting to turn every publicly posted address, number, or eyeball magnet into an outlet for all manner of unscrupulous, misleading, and/or annoying messages.