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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (May – June 2017)

June 21, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (May – June 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. This blog is cross-posted at www.fpf.org.  The Top 10 FPF has relaunched FERPA|Sherpa! The site now includes: Revamped sections for parents, schools […]

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Model Webpage: Data Governance at UW-Madison

June 8, 2017 | UW-Madison

Model Webpage: Data Governance at UW-Madison

This website provides information on the data governance program at UW-Madison, including the program’s purpose and vision; goals and objectives; guiding principles; data classifications; and data governance framework, including the program’s policies and standards.

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U.S. Department of Ed Student Privacy Website

June 7, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Ed Student Privacy Website

This website (relaunched in June 2017) provides resources on student privacy and FERPA from the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the U.S. Department of Education. Resources are sortable by audience type.

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Welcome To The New FERPA|Sherpa!

June 5, 2017 | Amelia Vance

Welcome To The New FERPA|Sherpa!

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum relaunched FERPA|Sherpa, the leading resource for information about education privacy issues. Named after the core federal law that governs education privacy, FERPA|Sherpa provides students, parents, schools, ed tech companies, and policymakers with easy access to the resources, best practices, and guidelines that are essential to understanding the complex privacy issues arising at the intersection of kids, schools, and technology.

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The Forum Guide to Data Ethics Online Course

May 21, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

The Forum Guide to Data Ethics Online Course

While laws set the legal parameters that govern data use, ethics establish the fundamental principles of “right and wrong” that are critical to the appropriate management and use of education data in the technology age. This online course is based on The Forum Guide to Data Ethics and is focused on how ethical principles apply […]

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Ethical use of Student Data for Learning Analytics Policy

May 21, 2017 | The Open University

Ethical use of Student Data for Learning Analytics Policy

This policy aims to set out how the University will use student data in an ethical way in order to shape the student support provided.  The policy is based around eight key principles, each of which is linked to particular aspects of learning analytics.

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Confidentiality in Student Disciplinary Records under FERPA and the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act

May 21, 2017 | Emory Law Journal

Confidentiality in Student Disciplinary Records under FERPA and the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act

This article, Please Don’t Tell: The Question of Confidentiality in Student Disciplinary Records under FERPA and the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, argues that a university’s unique role and influence on student development depends upon internal disciplinary processes receiving FERPA protection. This article also argues that protecting a student’s privacy will not result in […]

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The Limits of Education Purpose Limitations

May 21, 2017 | University of Miami Law Review

The Limits of Education Purpose Limitations

This article examines technologies’ impact on the student privacy protections with a focus on education purpose limitations, and contends that that reliance on education purpose limitations does not account for the potentially problematic consequences and ethical considerations raised by data use by schools and their approved agents for “educational purposes.”

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