11.0 Privacy and Disclosure of Information
11.1 Protection of Personal Privacy
MIT is committed to protecting the personal privacy of members of the MIT community. The mutual trust and freedom of thought and expression essential to a university rest on a confidence that privacy will be respected. While the organizations collecting and having custody of personal information are immediately responsible for its protection, the ultimate protection comes from a community-wide awareness of the importance of personal privacy in our society and the many ways it can be eroded.