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.

Student Data Privacy: What’s Your Obligation?

Tom Murray

For over two centuries, student information and data was kept in paper form, often in filing cabinets in a school or district office. During this time, there was little concern over security breaches, improper data sharing, or student privacy issues. over the past few decades, the vast majority of personal information, for both students and employees, has been digitized. accidentally uploads private data of 12,000 students. ”.

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The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

edWeb.net

Despite universal concerns about student data privacy, communicating school policies can quickly overwhelm school leaders. with an overlay of state and local laws makes understanding privacy regulations difficult at every level of education.

A Real and Present Student Data Privacy Threat

Doug Levin

Consider these key findings: 73% of college and universities collect high school disciplinary information as part of the admissions process. 50% of high schools disclose disciplinary information about their students to colleges in at least some cases.

5 different ways IT directors handle student data privacy

eSchool News

Student data privacy is a hot-button issue. I give a lot of credit to the leading district CIOs and CTOs who have stepped up and fulfilled the promise of the laws,” says Vance, who also runs FERPA|Sherpa , the Education Privacy Resource Center that has loads of resources online.

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

EdTech Magazine

FBI Issues Warning for K–12 Schools on Student Data Privacy. However, in exchange, education technology companies may have access to student information including biometrics, personal identifiable information and students’ geolocation. .

Four Student Data Privacy Issues Adults Should Be Aware Of

MindShift

A House bill seeks to restrict what private companies can do with information collected on students. [[ This is a content summary only. Digital Tools featured full-image privacy student data systems

Four Student Data Privacy Issues Adults Should Be Aware Of

MindShift

Several efforts in Washington are converging on the sensitive question of how best to safeguard the information software programs are gathering on students. A proposed Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015 is circulating in draft form. LA Johnson/NPR.

Blackbaud signs pledge to respect student data privacy

eSchool News

National pledge outlines expectations to safeguard student data and privacy. Blackbaud has signed the Student Privacy Pledge created by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

What You Need to Know About Teaching Cybersecurity

edWeb.net

These core concepts will provide a foundation upon which the learner can start looking at more specialized roles within information security. After that, he founded Infosec Learning to develop a better and more scalable way to deliver computer, cyber, and information security training.

Data access is easier than ever, but is that a good thing?

eSchool News

Tactical student data privacy questions like “What can I do right now?” should be asked by all CIOs, teachers, administrators, and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy, and interoperability. The data balancing act.

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How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

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School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes. Data Analytics. Data Privacy.

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Student-Data-Privacy Laws Take Effect in California and New Hampshire

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Student-data-privacy laws take will take effect across the country in 2016, allowing for the most comprehensive industry-targeted student-data-privacy legislation in the country. million students will be covered by the protections laid out within SOPIPA (Student Online Personal Information Protection Act), with California and New Hampshire being the first of four states to implement the law this year.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

edWeb.net

Do you know where your data is stored? With the increased emphasis on student data privacy, many school leaders might think they have a handle on cyber security. Filter information coming into buildings and to school email addresses. Know the life of your data.

Understanding cyber liability insurance

eSchool News

School district data breaches are on the rise, and your school district’s student information system (SIS) data could be a prime target for hackers. Are there any laws about the management of student and employee records? What factors into the cost of a data breach?

The Challenges of Easy Data Access

edWeb.net

Tactical student data privacy questions like “What can I do right now?” should be asked by all CIO’s, teachers, administrators and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy and interoperability.

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Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts

edWeb.net

When Congress passed FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) in 1974, school and district leaders could rely on once-a-year training and reviews to make sure they remained in compliance. Leaders need to provide their constituencies (teachers, students, parents, vendors, etc.)

5 things every K-12 employee should do to protect student data

eSchool News

Student data privacy and security are top priorities for edtech leaders. Here are five practical steps that every school or district employee should take to keep student data from being compromised. Don’t keep or share student data any more than you have to.

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5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

edWeb.net

Schools have valuable information to protect for both students and employees. School management needs to take reasonable steps to ensure protection beyond data sharing policies. All presenters have heard of school officials losing their jobs from data breaches.

10 big findings about ed-tech privacy

eSchool News

Student information privacy is a hot-button topic, and a new Common Sense Education survey shows a widespread lack of transparency and inconsistent privacy and security practices among ed-tech applications and services.

Privacy concerns dominate 2017 student data legislation

FETC Converge

During the 2017 legislative session, data privacy showed up in 93 of 183 state bills touching on education data. Since 2013, lawmakers in 49 states have introduced 503 bills, and 41 states have passed 94 laws regarding education data privacy and security, according to the latest accounting by the Data Quality Campaign. Uncategorized data protection FERPA information security report student data privacy

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Beware: Your SIS might not be protecting student data

eSchool News

When FERPA was signed into law by President Gerald Ford in 1974, “accessibility” meant “the key to the filing cabinet,” and an “information request” was either an in-person conversation or a bundle of paperwork. But how do you balance the need for speed with legal privacy obligations?

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Group advises SEAs, LEAs on emerging student data policies

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily ® In the course of developing new laws governing student data privacy, states and districts have experienced some common “pitfalls” — some of which, along with lessons learned, were documented in a recent policy brief authored by Amelia Vance, director of education data and technology for the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Schools collect reams of data, inspiring a move to make sense of it all

FETC Converge

Almost every school collects and stores information on how students perform. This can be difficult to do by hand, but computers make the task of collecting the data easier and faster. Uncategorized data collection FERPA sensitive data student data student data privacyTest scores. Attendance. Demographics. And on and on. Now, more than ever, digital programs make it easy to gather, slice and dice these numbers.

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How Safe Is Your Students’ Data? [Quiz]

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Student data privacy has become one of the greatest educational concerns of our time. Are you familiar with the current student data privacy landscape? Education Technology Data Privacy Cybersecurity Technology Tips

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Experts: All departments districtwide should engage in protecting data

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® School leaders don’t have to ban innovative pedagogy and technology-rich learning in order to safeguard student information, according to Robert Dillon, director of innovation and learning for the School District of University City in Missouri. More… Uncategorized data collection digital learning student data privacy technology integration

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K-12 Leaders Unite for ‘Check the Privacy,’ a One-Stop Shop for Safe Classroom Tech

Edsurge

For years, the privacy community has been urging educators to be more intentional—and careful—about introducing new tech tools in their classrooms. But expecting teachers to wade through the legalese of every vendor’s privacy policy may be too much to ask for.

Will New York Do the Right Thing on Facial Recognition in Schools?

Doug Levin

For those who care about the evolving terrain of student data privacy and civil liberties issues in schools, you may know that the actions of Lockport (NY) Public Schools – and their defiance of the advice of the New York State Department of Education – have become a defining case. For more information on this legislative proposal, NYCLU has all the details (“ Legislative Memo: Biometric Identifying Technology in Schools “).

How K–12 Schools Can Balance Privacy and Security Protocols

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Balance Privacy and Security Protocols. As technology becomes more ubiquitous, schools must balance student access with student privacy laws. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how data privacy concerns are expanding with education technology use.

Educators Discuss Keeping Student Data Safe

Gaggle Speaks

There’s perhaps no other edtech topic discussed more these days than student data privacy. “The issue around security and privacy is not new. “We need to be proactive about what is going on with student data.”

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Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

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iKeepsafe has also awarded us the California Privacy Badge. About iKeepSafe & the California Privacy Badge. iKeepSafe’s California Privacy Badge is the first independent assessment program specifically tailored to student data privacy legislation, including the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA ) among others. It’s our way of letting customers know that student data is safe in our hands.

Will 2019 Be the Year of Privacy? Five Things to Look for in Education

Edsurge

That white noise you heard around student data privacy in 2018 is about to be replaced with thunder. Relative to the flurry of legislative activity seen in prior years, it was a somewhat measured year for student data privacy. There was a constant drumbeat around it that filled up whatever space was available amid preparation for the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Don’t collect the data in the first place.

Overcoming security and privacy concerns with e-learning

Neo LMS

More students than ever before now have access to a quality education, no matter where they live. Lesson plans can be tailored to meet the learning needs of individual students. At the postsecondary level, more than 15% of students were enrolled exclusively online in 2017.

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The State of Data Interoperability in Public Education

Digital Promise

Members of the League of Innovative Schools ’ Data Interoperability working group define data interoperability as the seamless, secure, and controlled exchange of data between applications.

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Safety First

techlearning

Whether virtual or physical, the safety of students is every educator’s first priority. Just as we wouldn’t let a live spark go untended, so we need to take sensible steps to guard sensitive information—our own and our students’—online. Be watchful for “information leakage.”