Date of Award

Spring 5-18-2018

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

MIchael Wacey


Personal data protection is a paramount conversation globally. The higher education industry is abundant in varying types of highly sensitive information; the security of this data is critical, requiring all stakeholders be educated and aware of the standards and best practice securing it. This project’s main outcome is to conduct in-depth research on personal data protection regulations within higher education and the development of an example educational webpage for the La Salle University community relating to policy, practice, and procedures of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The Mission of La Salle University affirms a community commitment to education, stating that “all knowledge is practical and empowering,” (La Salle University Mission and Heritage, n.d.) and thus, our goal is to leverage by this research and develop an educational resource for all of its stakeholders: Students, Parents/Guardians, as well as Faculty & Staff.