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Seven Basic Security Checks for Evaluating Educational Platforms

November 7, 2016 | Amelia Vance

Seven Basic Security Checks for Evaluating Educational Platforms

FPF has produced a checklist to assist parents and schools in considering the “basics” of security standards on new ed tech products and services they may be considering or using.  In on-line security, there is unfortunately no “one size fits all” solution, but with so many products and services available, this checklist is designed to […]

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Supporting Parental Choice for Student Data

September 21, 2016 | Amelia Vance

Supporting Parental Choice for Student Data

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released Supporting Parental Choice for Student Data. The paper discusses the importance of trusting parents to make the final decision on when and where to share their child’s educational information outside of the school environment. The paper acknowledges valid concerns – that parents may not realize or understand everything they’ve been […]

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Department of Education Data Sharing Toolkit for Communities

May 20, 2016 | Ferpa Sherpa

Department of Education Data Sharing Toolkit for Communities

The U.S. Department of Education released the”Data Sharing Tool Kit for Communities: How to Leverage Community Relationships While Protecting Student Data Privacy.” The tool kit will help engage civic and community leaders that wish to use data collected to improve academic performance while protecting student privacy.

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Learning from Student Data

May 10, 2016 | Ferpa Sherpa

Learning from Student Data

Just as adults’ personal lives and data increasingly inhabiting online spaces, so are students. While this shift brings many benefits and the possibility of learning tailored to individual students’ needs, it is also brings new challenges. Students create an electronic trail of information that creates an obvious concern: How can they enjoy the better learning […]

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iKeepSafe SOPIPA Badge

May 5, 2016 | Ferpa Sherpa

iKeepSafe SOPIPA Badge

iKeepSafe has made available a new SOPIPA badge for education service providers to help them communicate to schools, parents and other stakeholders that they are responsible with student data and are complying with the laws that govern student privacy.

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