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. ”.

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.

Today's Newsletter: Student Data Privacy in Peril

techlearning

Worries over personal data are not restrained to Russians and Facebook. Edweek surveys privacy experts on what the Cambridge Analytica fiasco means for schools. Kevin Hogan [ An Innovative Educator’s Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings ].

Protecting student data privacy

FETC Converge

The Future of Education Technology Conference ‘s IT program chair Bruce Umpstead joins FETC speakers Lynette Attai of Playwell LLC and Education Daily reporter Emily Ann Brown to discuss emerging challenges in protecting student data as edtech expands. Uncategorized data privacy edtech FERPA student privacy

A Real and Present Student Data Privacy Threat

Doug Levin

50% of high schools disclose disciplinary information about their students to colleges in at least some cases. Only 37% of high schools maintain formal, written policies regarding disclosure of student disciplinary records to colleges.

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

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.

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

EdTechTeacher

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).

Student Data Privacy – It’s a Big Deal

jackcwest

This week I head to DC for the Student Privacy Boot Camp for Edtech Companies. This event, co-hosted by Rethink Education and the Future of Privacy Forum is timely. Over the past several weeks, student data privacy has again been in the news as a software engineer and dad from the Silicon Valley took some… EdTech

Student Data Privacy – It’s a Big Deal

jackcwest

This week I head to DC for the Student Privacy Boot Camp for Edtech Companies. This event, co-hosted by Rethink Education and the Future of Privacy Forum is timely. Over the past several weeks, student data privacy has again been in the news as a software engineer and dad from the Silicon Valley took some… EdTech

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.

Bolster student data privacy policies that advance personalized learning, report says

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® The National Association of State Boards of Education believes state policymakers can institute student privacy laws that promote data security while also advancing personalized learning. More… Uncategorized biometrics data privacy ESSA personalized learning

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

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).

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

Graphite Blog

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.

ED toolkit among resources to help LEAs mitigate, respond to data breaches

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® A number of student data privacy resources were recently released, and among them is a new resource from the U.S. More… Uncategorized digital toolkit FERPA school administrators student data privacy tech tools for administratorsEducation Department intended to help K-12 education agencies formulate a response to the public when a breach in electronic records occurs.

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ED’s student privacy event elicits feedback regarding data protections

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® Stakeholders offered feedback on the protection of student privacy in advance of a joint event held by the U.S. Education Department and the Federal Trade Commission to explore schools’ compliance to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. More… Uncategorized COPPA data security FERPA school administrators student data privacy

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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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Stakeholders discuss missteps of state student privacy laws

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® Experts discuss areas where state student privacy laws have fallen short, including by mandating hefty fines and jail time for anyone misusing student data. More … Uncategorized education records FERPA FERPA regulations student data privacy

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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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.

The art of procurement: Balancing price and performance

FETC Converge

Uncategorized education technology learning program prescriptive language school technology student data privacyThe learning environment is changing in our schools, and technology is playing a big role. How schools are acquiring their resources can be as affecting as the changes in instructional practices used by teachers. Better prices mean savings, and those dollars can be used to support a school’s other needs. But price isn’t the only factor to consider.

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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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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SXSWedu Buzz: School Districts Wield Major Influence Over K-12 Marketplace

Marketplace K-12

Whether it''s about student-data-privacy concerns or diversity among developers of ed-tech products, experts say schools have the power to change how businesses operate. Ed-tech Privacy consumer dallasdance districtpurchasing marketplace sxswedu

FTC Would Get New Enforcement Powers Over Ed Tech in Data-Privacy Bill

Marketplace K-12

Bipartisan federal student data-privacy legislation likely to be introduced this week would give the Federal Trade Commission new authority to regulate educational technology vendors. Ed-tech Federal Policy For-Profit Education Lobbying mobile devices data federalpolicy privacy

How Librarians Hold the Key to Future Ready Schools

Digital Promise

Digital citizenship, content curation, making and coding, student data privacy, blended learning, open educational resources. Do you see librarians as part of the future? Courtesy Mark Ray Mark Ray is the Chief Digital Officer for Vancouver Public Schools.

Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

Securly

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.

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.”

How to find an LMS that supports student privacy and data security

eSchool News

As the stewards of student data and information, our school district doesn’t take that role lightly. Out of that work, CoSN came up with the Trusted Learning Environment, which encompasses 25 different practices within the realm of student data privacy.

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New system measures apps for data privacy

eSchool News

Rubric could help districts gauge how to rate apps based on how they handle data privacy. A rating system for educational apps has the potential to fill in a student data privacy gap between what school districts can control and what teachers can download.

itslearning Webinar Alert

techlearning

No-cost webinar for K-12 educators PRESENTER: Kerry Gallagher, Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org WHEN: Wednesday, April 11 at 1 PM ET REGISTER: [link] Boston, MA – March 27, 2018 – Today, educators are collecting more student data than ever before.

Report: More states are taking steps to protect student privacy

eSchool News

A new analysis from the Data Quality Campaign shows more and more states are taking steps to ensure student privacy through legislation. Congress will need to examine this new landscape if they are looking to update federal privacy laws in the next session.”.

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The top 10 school IT leader concerns

eSchool News

Annual survey outlines broadband, instructional materials, student data privacy as top among school IT leaders’ concerns. also revealed that school IT leaders are spending more time and devoting more resources to student data privacy and security.

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How do parents really feel about student data?

eSchool News

Ask many public school parents about student data use and privacy, and you’ll likely end up with a heated debate about protecting sensitive, personal information. But what do parents really understand about school technology use and student data privacy?

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Who is keeping student data safe in the era of digital learning?

The Hechinger Report

As students spend more time on digital devices in school, data security becomes increasingly important. When Baltimore County Public Schools started giving every student a computer for daily use in the classroom, teachers sought out more online learning materials to go with them.

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The top 10 school IT leader concerns

FETC Converge

also revealed that school IT leaders are spending more time and devoting more resources to student data privacy and security. Broadband and network capacity is school technology leaders’ top priority, according to the results of an annual IT leadership survey from CoSN. The fourth annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report , released during CoSN’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.,

?Student Data and Privacy, From Inside Cambridge Public Schools

Edsurge

In order to educate our students and prepare them for the world we live in, education must keep up with current and ever evolving technology. But not all educational technology is good, of high quality, or even worth a student’s time. But how do they know if these new tools are secure for our students to use? Most applications collect some form of data from users and when it comes to children, we must be cautious as to what happens with that information.

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North Dakota University System Participates in Cybersecurity Exercise.

Leadership Lounge

Advancing Personalized Learning through Effective Use and Protection of Student Data. This NASBE report argues that good student data privacy policies recognize the potential for personalized learning to accelerate student achievement while also guaranteeing safe, secure access to a predetermined, transparent set of student data. The report recommends actions state boards can take to foster personalized learning and data protection.