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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Information and Library Science

INLS 187: Information Security

Short Assignment: Policy Analysis

The goal of this assignment is to identify and evaluate a policy related to information security, data integrity or privacy.

Specific requirements for this assignment are:

  1. Find a real-world example of an existing written policy related to information security, data integrity, privacy or a related topic. The policy should, somehow, pertain to you. Obtain a copy of the policy. Supply a bibliographic citation or reference to the policy, and an online link if available. 2 points.
  2. Provide a summary of the policy, or of some of the most interesting points (to you) of the policy. 4 points.
  3. Develop criteria for analyzing the policy. Identify at least 4 criteria. The criteria should be based on your interests, the domain of the policy, and your readings and experiences in the class. Examples of criteria include: the stakeholders, the clarity of language, fairness, adjudication & due process, coverage, adequacy, applicability, loopholes, etc. 4 points.
  4. Analyze the policy by applying your criteria. Use policy quotes or other substantiation (e.g., examples) as needed to support your analysis. 6 points.
  5. Provide and support recommendations for changes to the policy. 4 points.

The outcome of your work should be a Web page (linked to the Projects page for the class) with your written report on the above. Effective presentation, communication and use of language are criteria for all 5 requirements.

Your analysis should be about 500-1500 words.

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