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Proposed Florida School Safety Policies Undermine Student Privacy

March 26, 2019 | Sara Collins

Proposed Florida School Safety Policies Undermine Student Privacy

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last year, state lawmakers and other education stakeholders introduced new measures and recommendations to prevent further violence and ensure students’ safety. While the need for protective measures is clear, all education stakeholders should understand the serious risks to privacy in Florida’s most recent school safety proposals.

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To Advance Learning, Addressing Privacy Fears Is Essential

January 22, 2019 | Alexis Shore

To Advance Learning, Addressing Privacy Fears Is Essential

Too often, debates about students’ privacy are conducted within an isolated context of digital privacy law, instead of where they really belong––within discussions about improving teaching and learning. Parents are becoming more worried about students’ privacy because they hear a lot about risks and not enough about how students’ information can advance teaching and learning. […]

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State Action to Streamline Compliance: The Connecticut Story

January 16, 2018 | Ferpa Sherpa

State Action to Streamline Compliance: The Connecticut Story

The letter and intent of privacy laws define compliance standards for school districts and other stakeholders, but who supports the translation of statute into practice? National organizations can provide general frameworks and guidelines, but — as is the case in Connecticut — the onus of achieving and maintaining compliance falls on local leaders and software providers.

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Guía para padres sobre la privacidad de datos del estudiante

October 17, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum, National PTA, and ConnectSafely

Guía para padres sobre la privacidad de datos del estudiante

Vivimos en un mundo que cada vez está más conectado, en el que la información fluye entre nosotros, las organizaciones y las compañías con las que tenemos tratos diarios. Históricamente esa información se guardaba en un armario archivador pero, hoy en día, la mayoría se guarda en computadoras que a veces son accesibles por Internet. […]

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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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