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School Safety Report Neglects Privacy Concerns

December 20, 2018 | Alexis Shore

School Safety Report Neglects Privacy Concerns

By Sara Collins, Tyler Park, and Amelia Vance Yesterday, the Federal Commission on School Safety released a report detailing its conclusions, after holding a series of meetings and hearings in the wake of school shootings such as the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in February 14th. Nearly every aspect of the […]

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Recommendations For a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network

October 27, 2017 | Institute for Higher Education Policy

Recommendations For a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network

Accurate and complete data can empower college choices, promote student success, and inform federal, state and institutional policies. Yet existing postsecondary student data systems are disconnected, duplicative and incomplete. A Blueprint for Better Information: Recommendations for a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network underscores the need for a coordinated and comprehensive network that leverages data from […]

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Law Enforcement Access to Student Records

September 25, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Law Enforcement Access to Student Records

This FPF guide helps schools – and the companies that serve them – understand their legal options and when they may be required to disclose student personal information, especially immigration status data, to law enforcement.

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Getting Ahead of a University Data Breach

September 7, 2017 | Ferpa Sherpa

Getting Ahead of a University Data Breach

Breaches and attempted hacks into university systems are now commonplace: the number of reported incidents at postsecondary schools has steadily increased; the education sector had the third highest number of breaches in 2014. Some of the largest breaches of 2016 occurred at colleges, such as at UC Berkeley where 80,000 financial records were exposed. Universities […]

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