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Integrating Approaches to Privacy across the Research Lifecycle: Long-term Longitudinal Studies

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Integrating Approaches to Privacy across the Research Lifecycle: Long-term Longitudinal Studies

This report discusses the defining features of long-term longitudinal studies and the associated challenges for researchers tasked with collecting and analyzing such data while protecting the privacy of human subjects. It also describes the disclosure risks and common legal and technical approaches currently used to manage confidentiality in longitudinal data. Finally, it identifies urgent problems […]

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Privacy in the Digital Age

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Klein Center

Privacy in the Digital Age

Privacy consists of many interrelated ideas, behaviors, and concerns about why and how to draw personal boundaries in different spheres of life. Students will examine and develop their own understanding of privacy and explore how this understanding impacts their own activities, routines, and identities. What information do they want to share? Why does privacy matter?

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Student Privacy & Data Security: A State Education Agency Discussion Framework

May 10, 2017 | Council of Chief State School Officers

Student Privacy & Data Security: A State Education Agency Discussion Framework

This resource is designed to assist chiefs and state education agency leadership in engaging in a robust and productive conversation within the agency. This guide should be used to support agency leadership in the use of data and technology in meeting their overall vision, mission, and goals.

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State Student Privacy Law Compendium

May 10, 2017 | Center for Democracy and Technology

State Student Privacy Law Compendium

CDT has developed a state-by-state compendium of privacy laws relating to the collection, use, and sharing of student data. The compendium summarizes key student data privacy laws for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The compendium is accurate as of October 2016, though it may be missing certain laws or regulations. Certain definitions may […]

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Privacy Evaluation Questions

May 10, 2017 | Common Sense Education

Privacy Evaluation Questions

The Qualitative questions are part of the questions used to drive the Common Sense District Privacy Evaluation Initiative. These qualitative questions can be used to evaluate the protections and potential risks as they are defined in policies and terms of service of educational software. Between the legal rationale supplied with the Category descriptions and the […]

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Surveying Encryption Practices of Technology Used Within Schools

May 10, 2017 | Common Sense Education

Surveying Encryption Practices of Technology Used Within Schools

This study is a result of automated tests on 1,221 logins used by 1,128 vendors for technology used in schools and by youth. We surveyed login locations (login URLs) to assess the level of basic support for encryption. While our list of sites is not exhaustive, it is representative of websites from small developers, well-established companies, […]

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E-Rate Toolkit – Administrator Guide

May 10, 2017 | Common Sense Education

E-Rate Toolkit – Administrator Guide

The Toolkit contains lessons for school administrators organized by grade, complete with supporting student handouts, videos, assessments, and parent tips, as well as a Teacher Verification Document. Common Sense suggests that you choose one of the two implementation options below for your district or school.

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Five Ways Community Organizations Can Ensure Effective and Responsible Data Use

May 10, 2017 | Strive Together

Five Ways Community Organizations Can Ensure Effective and Responsible Data Use

Data informed decision-making is a central tenet of cradle to career collective impact efforts, neighborhood-based strategies, community schools initiatives, and other outcomes-focused community-based organizations. The ability of community organizations to access student-level data from schools is critical to understanding what is working and what actions are leading to improved outcomes. To ensure student protection and […]

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