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A privacy maze

September 18, 2015 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

A privacy maze

We moved. We left our beloved Brooklyn for a new State to call home. Moving means not just a new house but new routines, new friends and new schools! And as excited and anxious as the kids were to start in new schools, well, so was I. The schools are great, we’re slowly making new […]

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What do parents think about student data privacy?

September 10, 2015 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

What do parents think about student data privacy?

I know that nobody asked me what I thought about student data privacy when I began inquiring about my children’s education records and how their privacy was protected, but now the Future of Privacy Forum conducted a survey that showed that the majority of parents with children in the K-12 environment are concerned about the […]

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Should we all opt out?

August 30, 2015 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

Should we all opt out?

A new school year is just around the corner and my kids will be attending new schools. Not only am I excited about the school year ahead and the experiences of being in a new school, I am also curious to see what kind of Directory Information opt out forms we receive. Should we all […]

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Is student data really daunting?

August 21, 2015 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

Is student data really daunting?

Should we be afraid of student data? More often than not, the conversations around student data revolve around security and privacy concerns. What will happen if there is a data breach? What about security? Are we safekeeping student data adequately? But the reality is that student data is exciting. There is value in data that […]

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When privacy becomes too private

August 14, 2015 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

When privacy becomes too private

Is it possible that in our effort to protect our kid’s privacy we make it too private? Let me put it this way, what happens when we make privacy laws so restrictive that someone can go to jail for using their information? Well, it has happened in Louisiana and the law basically states that if […]

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Having the Talk?

August 6, 2015 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

Having the Talk?

The new school year is about to start and so is the season when parents are posting pictures on social media of their adorable moppets going back to school. But in today’s connected world their pictures can circulate the online world to a wide audience instead of going into a hardcopy scrapbook only to be […]

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