MN Daily News: In The Know

Episode 22: A fierce push for student data privacy

March 7, 2019

Sina Roughani, a second-year electrical engineering student, devoted much of his first semester at the University of Minnesota in 2017 to advocating for a change in the student records policy.

Roughani became concerned when he found information like students' home addresses and phone numbers were publicly available on the University’s People Search database.

A new initiative, which is the result of Roughani's work and student government collaboration, is pushing for less student information available online.