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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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Student Data Protections Under SOPIPA For K-12 School Administrators and Ed Tech Vendors.

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Student Data Protections Under SOPIPA For K-12 School Administrators and Ed Tech Vendors.

This guide to California’s 2014 student privacy law, SOPIPA, is for ed tech vendors. Topics include: Who Must Comply? What is “Actual Knowledge”? What are “K-12 School Purposes”? What Information Is Protected Under SOPIPA (“Covered Information”)? Specific Requirements of SOPIPA for Ed Tech Vendors What is Targeted Advertising? When Can an Operator Disclose Covered Information? […]

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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Feb-March 2017)

March 17, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Feb-March 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Approximately every month, we post “The Top 10,” a blog with our top student privacy stories. New America has released an ethical framework to help colleges use predictive analytics to benefit students (this report follows their previous report […]

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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Dec 2016-Jan 2017)

February 2, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Dec 2016-Jan 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Today, we are launching “The Top 10,” a monthly blog with our top student privacy stories from the past month (or month-and-a-half, in today’s case). Today, the Data & Society Research Institute released their great […]

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