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. ”.

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.


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6 Tips for Protecting Student Data Privacy


The award-winning edtech specialists at Oak Grove Union School District in California share their tips for protecting student data privacy while still utilizing the latest tech tools

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. Recent news coverage and social media conversations about student data access, especially as it relates to outside service providers, have heightened the public’s overall interest in the use and security of student data. As such, adequately communicating student data privacy policy and practice has been a challenge.

Best Student Data Privacy Practices for Schools


Protecting student data privacy goes beyond buying the most expensive product

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. Client data is the property of the District.

EdTech Top of Mind for 2022: Skills Certifications, Security Compliance and Student Data Privacy!

EdNews Daily

And 2022 will be remembered for an increased focus on three crucial areas: Skills Certifications, Security Compliance and Student Data Privacy. The rise of certifications For those students who […].

How to Communicate Student Data Privacy Protections to Families More Effectively

EdTech Magazine

Parents and guardians of K–12 students are rather aware and concerned about student data privacy, but a majority are lacking specific information from their schools. School districts are taking student data privacy more seriously in a number of ways, including by

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.

5 different ways IT directors handle student data privacy

eSchool News

Student data privacy is a hot-button issue. In the last five years, according to Amelia Vance, director of education privacy & policy counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), over 600 bills on the topic have been introduced and 125 new laws have passed in about 40 states. Vance encourages district leaders to start by training every person in your district who has access to information about the importance of privacy and protecting that information.

A Real and Present Student Data Privacy Threat

Doug Levin

A chilling, must-read study report just released (May 2015) by the Center for Community Alternatives (CCA), “ Education Suspended: The Use of High School Disciplinary Records in College Admissions ” should serve as a clarion call to advocates and policymakers to broaden their focus on what exactly is at issue with respect to student data privacy and how we must move forward as a sector to address it.

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. “It

How one district handles student data privacy

eSchool News

Every school district is faced with a choice about how to protect student data. As districts have implemented more technology to support digital learning, student data privacy in schools has become a critical issue. It can be a huge undertaking to vet and manage the privacy policies of all of the online resources used in a district. Even with good intentions, most districts do not have adequate protection and are vulnerable to a data breach.

Digital Promise Supports Efforts to Protect Student Data Privacy

Digital Promise

Today the White House announced a new legislative proposal to protect student data privacy. Digital Promise issued the following statement on these new measures: Digital Promise supports the efforts announced today by the White House to protect student data privacy while ensuring all teachers and students have access to the best technologies for improving the opportunity to learn.

How to Integrate Student Data Privacy Protection into District Data Governance Plans


Student data privacy policies implementation needs to be hard-wired for governance, discipline, purchasing, and communications processes —CoSN

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

Despite universal concerns about student data privacy, communicating school policies can quickly overwhelm school leaders. CoSN has stepped in with guidance for superintendents and principals to help them with several aspects of student data privacy, including best practices for informing the community. with an overlay of state and local laws makes understanding privacy regulations difficult at every level of education.

Promethean Announces iKeepSafe Student Data Privacy Certification in the U.S. for ClassFlow Software

eSchool News

The certifications for FERPA, COPPA, and California (Student Privacy – CSPC) mean that ClassFlow has been assessed by iKeepSafe and meets iKeepSafe’s rigorous standards. federal and state privacy laws, helping to eliminate privacy concerns during remote, hybrid, or in-person teaching.

One district’s approach to student data privacy

eSchool News

Every school district is faced with a choice about how to protect student data. As districts have implemented more technology to support digital learning, student data privacy in schools has become a critical issue.

New Guide Provides Five Action Ideas for Establishing a Student Data Privacy


CatchOn has released its new guide, Establishing a Robust Student Data Privacy Culture?Action Action Ideas for School Districts, which is designed to provide school districts with an overview of federal student data privacy laws

Federal Trade Commission Issues Warning to Ed-Tech Companies on Student Data Privacy

Marketplace K-12

The post Federal Trade Commission Issues Warning to Ed-Tech Companies on Student Data Privacy appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Data Privacy Federal / State Policy Online / Virtual Learning

6 things schools can do to ensure student data privacy

eSchool News

Student data privacy is quite a different topic from the headlines most people read concerning data breaches. Student data privacy concerns, specifically, center on the misuse of personally identifiable information, known by its acronym PII. Student privacy first entered the national conversation in 1974, with the passage of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Manage data with precision.

ISTELive 21: Think Before You Click to Protect Student Data, Privacy Expert Tells Educators

EdTech Magazine

The exchange left Mansfield, a privacy advocate, uneasy. Is that piece of technology legal? This was the question that ran through Kathy Mansfield’s mind as she visited a second-grade classroom and saw the teacher using a voice assistant. Alexa, how many more minutes is it until recess?”

Today's Newsletter: Student Data Privacy in Peril


Worries over personal data are not restrained to Russians and Facebook. Edweek surveys privacy experts on what the Cambridge Analytica fiasco means for schools. And Stephan Noonoo digs deep in this EdSurge piece on attempts by states to keep vendors accountable: “Since 2013, more than 120 new student-privacy laws have passed in 40 states , according to FERPA Sherpa , a resource site launched by the nonprofit Future of Privacy Forum and the Data Quality Campaign.”

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. However, in exchange, education technology companies may have access to student information including biometrics, personal identifiable information and students’ geolocation. .

The ABCs of Student Data Privacy for Administrators

District Administration

Publication Date: December 8, 2016 Student Data Privacy for Administrators By Andrew Bloom & Linnette Attai. mhe1208.pdf Teaching & Learning Technology. Sponsor Logo: Relevant Date: 12/08/2016

Google Joins Ed Tech Giants in Signing Student-Data Privacy Pledge

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith President Obama is taking student-data privacy seriously, and companies are taking notice. Big Data Business Intelligence Classroom Internet Online Learning

Few State Officials Believe Their Cybersecurity Funding Is Keeping Up With Threats

Marketplace K-12

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What Happens to Student Data Privacy When Chinese Firms Acquire U.S. Edtech Companies?


Between the creation of a social rating system and street cameras with facial recognition capabilities, technology reports coming out of China have raised serious concerns for privacy advocates. There is a concern that data is now a strategic resource, and that acquiring companies for their large data sets could be a means by which China could undermine the strategic influence of the United States.

5 Things Schools Should Do to Help Ensure Student Data Privacy


As we experience this time of increased remote teaching, paying attention to data privacy is more important than ever. Remotely accessing data creates additional opportunities for data theft or. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Administrative Solutions Cyber Safety Awareness and Prevention

January 14: – 8pm EST: Student Data & Privacy in the Cloud


ATLIS, EdTech Teacher, and ICG combined conversation on student data, privacy, and cloud-based service providers. You can also folowing Lorri Carroll, moderator, agreed to make student privacy the topic of this week’s ISED Twitter chat (#isedchat).

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). FPF and SIIA developed the Pledge to safeguard student privacy in the collection, maintenance and use of personal information. Not disclose student information for use in behaviorally targeted advertising. •

District Leaders Navigate Student Data Privacy Laws to Champion for Students



TechPilot Labs Earns iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor, FERPA, and California Student Data Privacy Certifications


TechPilot’s mobile device management and Chromebook classroom management products have been independently assessed by iKeepSafe

Four Student Data Privacy Issues Adults Should Be Aware Of


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 Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Four Student Data Privacy Issues Adults Should Be Aware Of


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. But some student-privacy advocates are saying it doesn’t go far enough in restricting what private companies can do with student data. I won’t be informed if there’s a data breach.

Video of the Week: Simple ways teachers can protect student data privacy

eSchool News

note : Video of the Week picks are supplied by the editors of Common Sense Education , which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Video Description: Privacy can be a complex, intimidating topic. But there are some steps any teacher can take to better protect their studentsdata when using online tools.

Webinar Offers K-12 Companies Advice for Navigating Student-Data Privacy Laws

Marketplace K-12

EdWeek Market Brief will host a webinar on April 27 to help K-12 companies craft smart strategies for complying with federal, state, and local data-privacy laws. The post Webinar Offers K-12 Companies Advice for Navigating Student-Data Privacy Laws appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Data Data Privacy Product Development

Making Sure Your Online Services Protect Your Students’ Data

After the sudden switch to remote and hybrid learning models at the start of the pandemic, the use of online tools and resources may seem like less of a concern now, but ensuring that studentsdata remains protected is still a priority, especially as it is a federal requirement.

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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.

Human-Computer Interaction


Students were finishing up on the unit about human-computer interactions. In this unit, we explored topics such as who has access to your digital data, who should own it, who should be able to share it, and […]. Inspire data collection digital assistants podcast Student Data PrivacyWhat is Speak Memory? This was an essential question I recently posed to my Exploring Computer Science class.