Academic institutions deal with a vast amount of personal information, including student records, research data, and employee information. This information is sensitive and confidential and should be protected from unauthorized access or disclosure.
Privacy policies are designed to give individuals control over their personal information. They provide information on how data is collected, where it is stored, and who has access to it. The policy also outlines the purpose for which the data is collected and how it will be used. This information helps individuals make informed decisions about sharing their personal information with the institution.