History of Surveillance Timeline on Safe Computing

Following the success of the History of Privacy Timeline (visited by over 8,500 unique users in the last year with an average engagement time of well over a minute!), the ITS Information Assurance (IA) team published its companion, the History of Surveillance Timeline. This timeline allows you to scroll through and learn about events that have shaped the landscape of surveillance in the United States from the 1700s to the present day.

Sol Bermann, Chief Information Security Officer and Executive Director of Information Assurance, notes how unique this resource is, “We strive to give people a variety of ways to learn about privacy on Safe Computing. Our team developed this engaging, visual timeline by consulting faculty across higher ed, and other subject matter experts in the non-profit space. Their ideas and additions enabled us to tell the story of surveillance in the U.S. in a way that had not been done before. This resource is a public benefit, and can even serve as a valuable classroom tool.”

IA encourages you to share the History of Surveillance timeline among faculty, staff and students in the U-M community and beyond.To see more information about privacy topics, browse Protect Privacy and check out past recordings of Privacy@Michigan events on the Safe Computing website.