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Understanding FERPA, CIPA and Other K–12 Student Data Privacy Laws

EdTech Magazine

To effectively address student data privacy, K–12 IT leaders need to understand the legal requirements. The main federal statute guiding student data privacy is FERPA, which stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

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Protecting Student Data Privacy as a Guiding EdTech Principle

Lightspeed Systems

Student welfare, of course, is comprised of many elements, including teaching and learning, student mental health, student safety, and, importantly, student data privacy. We will always treat that data with the utmost security and privacy.


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There Is a Heightened Awareness Around Student Data Privacy. Here’s What Schools Are Doing About It

Digital Promise

During the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, many school districts were quick to send devices home with students and to provide digital resources that may have been engaging, but may not have been as “data safe” as districts thought. Private equity firm is amassing companies that collect data on America’s children.

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FBI Issues Warning for K–12 Schools on Student Data Privacy

EdTech Magazine

FBI Issues Warning for K–12 Schools on Student Data Privacy. Schools utilizing education technology may need to double down on cybersecurity as collections of student data become more common targets for cybercriminals, announces the Federal Bureau of Investigations in an alert , Tuesday. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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5 Critical Guidelines for Student Data Privacy

More important, though, every piece of technology must adhere to the district’s student data privacy policies. While school counsel may have general knowledge of FERPA and other federal laws, most aren’t data privacy experts. Responsible, responsive privacy administration and management mitigates RISK.

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Communicating Student Data Privacy

Tom Murray

In recent years, student data privacy has emerged as a major education issue at federal, state and local levels. According to Future Ready partner Data Quality Campaign , there are currently over 100 privacy-related bills in 32 state legislatures. This post originally appeared on .

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3 ways to strengthen your student data privacy compliance strategy

eSchool News

Cyberattacks and data breaches are infiltrating K-12 communities. To proactively thwart these attempts to steal student data, states such as New York are passing legislation that requires school districts to adhere to stipulated student data privacy compliance regulations.