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Data Privacy Laws Follow Lead of Oklahoma and California

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Data Privacy Laws Follow Lead of Oklahoma and California

Since 2013, one or both of the student data privacy laws passed in Oklahoma and California have shaped bills that were introduced in 35 state legislatures and became law in 14 states. The Oklahoma law, passed in 2013, focuses on actions of staff at the school, district, and state levels. The California law, passed in […]

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Trends in Student Data Privacy Bills in 2016

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Trends in Student Data Privacy Bills in 2016

State legislatures in 2016 considered 185 bills on student privacy, many with significant new language and protections for students. Notably, more than 50 bills expand the role of state boards of education. In “Trends in Student Data Privacy Bills in 2016,” NASBE Director of Education Data and Technology Amelia Vance describes key elements in education […]

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School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy

Despite introducing more than 400 bills on student data privacy since 2014, states have yet to address privacy protections for school surveillance or its inequitable effects. “School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy,” examines this important, emerging issue, identifying the benefits and potential problems posed by school surveillance. It suggests six principles to guide […]

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2015 Trends in Student Data Privacy Policies: Where State Boards of Education Fit In

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

2015 Trends in Student Data Privacy Policies: Where State Boards of Education Fit In

On June 11, 2015, NASBE held a webinar about the new student data privacy laws and national trends resulting from the 2015 state legislative sessions. Rachel Anderson, Data Quality Campaign’s senior associate for policy and advocacy, and Amelia Vance, NASBE director of education data and technology, highlighted lessons learned and steps state board members and […]

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Student Privacy: State Legislative Recap 2016

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Student Privacy: State Legislative Recap 2016

Student privacy was a hot topic in state legislatures again in 2016, with over 110 bills introduced in 34 states. An additional 72 bills were carried over from the 2015 legislative session. Many of these bills are similar to past legislation, but new models are beginning to emerge. On May 26, 2016, from 3:00 to […]

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Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent

“Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent” discusses how over the past decade, new technologies in schools have generated an “explosion of data” for public school systems to use and analyze. Accordingly, the Department of Education has identified the use of student data systems to improve education as a top national priority even […]

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Student Data and De-Identification: Understanding De-Identification of Education Records and Related Requirements of FERPA

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Student Data and De-Identification: Understanding De-Identification of Education Records and Related Requirements of FERPA

This paper provides an overview of the different tools used to de-identify data to various degrees, based on the type of information involved, and the determined risk of unintended disclosure of individual identity. Proper data de-identification requires technical knowledge and expertise as well as knowledge of, and adherence to, industry best practice.

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