ETD Privacy Issues?

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Terry M. Owen

May 19, 2023, 1:40:00 PMMay 19
Hello Everyone,

Since the first of this year we've had several requests from individuals mentioned in the Acknowledgements of a thesis or dissertation to have their names removed for privacy reasons. I was wondering if other institutions have encountered this situation or if you have policies/guidelines in place to address this issue? 

Thanks in advance for your help.

Terry M. Owen
Scholarly Communications Librarian
University of Maryland Libraries
College Park, MD 20742-7011

Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM)

Anton Angelo

May 21, 2023, 5:03:20 PMMay 21
to Terry M. Owen,

Kia ora,


Yes, I have had this as an issue.  Other than a few redacted for personal privacy reasons I have had one from someone who had gone to work for a part of our police organised crime unit, and didn’t want his parent’s names mentioned in public in case of retaliation.


Ngā mihi,




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