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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (March-April 2017)

April 13, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (March-April 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. The Future of Privacy Forum is headed to IAPP! Next week in DC, FPF has several events happening at IAPP, […]

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Ed Tech Product Privacy Evaluations

April 6, 2017 | Common Sense Media

Ed Tech Product Privacy Evaluations

The Common Sense Privacy Ratings Initiative rates the privacy policies on ed-tech products used by schools. The privacy rating system is based on a rubric.

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Privacy 101 for Educators and School Officials

April 6, 2017 | Software and Information Industry Association

Privacy 101 for Educators and School Officials

On February 18, 2016, The Software and Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) co-sponsored a webinar with the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and AASA: The School Superintendent’s Association. Over the past three years, many states have passed or implemented new student data privacy laws affecting schools, state departments […]

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Learning from Student Data

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Learning from Student Data

The debate about the safety of student data arose quickly, and there are good ways to address parent concerns. Opting out of data collection is not one of them.

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Student Data Privacy: Going Beyond Compliance

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Student Data Privacy: Going Beyond Compliance

Addressing parents’ fears that student data will be abused requires states to shift toward proactive management of education records.

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School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy

Despite introducing more than 400 bills on student data privacy since 2014, states have yet to address privacy protections for school surveillance or its inequitable effects. “School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy,” examines this important, emerging issue, identifying the benefits and potential problems posed by school surveillance. It suggests six principles to guide […]

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Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent

“Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent” discusses how over the past decade, new technologies in schools have generated an “explosion of data” for public school systems to use and analyze. Accordingly, the Department of Education has identified the use of student data systems to improve education as a top national priority even […]

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A Parents’ Guide to Student Data Privacy

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum, ConnectSafely, and the National PTA

A Parents’ Guide to Student Data Privacy

“A Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy Rights”, developed and published by the Future of Privacy Forum in partnership with the National PTA and ConnectSafely.org, is a valuable tool for parents seeking answers and guidance related to major federal laws on education privacy, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the […]

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