The Teaching Privacy Curriculum

TitleThe Teaching Privacy Curriculum
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsEgelman, S., Bernd J., Friedland G., & Garcia D. D.
Published inProceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education (SIGCSE ’16), Memphis, TN
Place PublishedNew York, NY, USA
Other Numbers3827

A basic understanding of online privacy is essential to being an informed digital citizen, and therefore basic privacy education is becoming ever more necessary. Recently released high school and college computer science curricula acknowledge the significantly increased importance of fundamental knowledge about privacy, but do not yet provide concrete content in the area. To address this need, over the past two years, we have developed the Teaching Privacy Project (TPP) curriculum,, which educates the general public about online privacy issues. We performed a pilot of our curriculum in a university course for non-CS majors and found that it was effective: weeks after last being exposed, students’ privacy attitudes had shifted. In this paper, we describe our curriculum, our evaluation of it in the classroom, and our vision for future privacy education.

Bibliographic Notes

Proceedings of the Technical Symposium of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Memphis, TN

Abbreviated Authors

S. Egelman, J. Bernd, G. Friedland, and D. Garcia

ICSI Research Group

Usable Security and Privacy

ICSI Publication Type

Article in conference proceedings