Privacy 101

Brandeis University is committed to protecting information resources that are critical to its academic and research mission. Learn more about information protected by law (federal and state regulations). Check out the privacy tips below to learn how to protect you and your data.

Information Protected by Law


Social media and mobile apps allow people to stay connected with friends and family, organize their work and personal lives, learn new things, explore new interests or activities, make travel plans, play games or binge-watch the latest shows. However, these technologies also introduce a plethora of ways for personal information to be tracked, shared or exposed.

Here are some tips you can follow to protect your online information and keep your personal information private.


Learn more about why privacy matters. It's important to understand the different aspects of privacy (e.g., personal privacy, autonomy, secrecy, limited access and the "right to be let alone"), as well as how the two distinct concepts of privacy and security differ.

For more information about information protection or privacy, please contact