The extent of privacy at Oregon State University, particularly in bathrooms, became a common concern this year.
An OSU employee was accused of invasion of privacy for allegedly filming a sex act without consent in a Valley Library bathroom in December. These charges were later dropped.
In February, the university sought information related to a reported instance of attempted filming in a campus bathroom, this time in the Memorial Union.
After these two instances, OSU reviewed bathroom security and considered potential changes. According to Suzy Tannenbaum, the chief of public safety, factors such as the space between stalls and the floor could play a major role in the safety of individuals using the facilities.
The extent of privacy concerns was not limited to bathrooms, however.
In June, an individual appeared to be recording unsolicited videos of women walking, with over 50 such videos uploaded to an internet porn site. There were no recognizable faces or names associated with the women filmed, since the videos were viewed from behind.