Policymakers Archive

Privacy and the Digital Student

May 8, 2017 | Center for Democracy and Technology

Privacy and the Digital Student

This report explores student data privacy generally.  It focuses primarily on student privacy in K-12 schools and includes an overview on both how EdTech is used in schools, and the legal regimes governing this use, as well as recent reform efforts.

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Schools’ Data Dilemma

May 8, 2017 | National Conference of State Legislatures

Schools’ Data Dilemma

This article outlines some of the policy issues surrounding student data, examines state level action, and discusses some specific examples of state level legislation and action.

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The Proverbial “Permanent Record”

May 8, 2017 | New York University School of Law

The Proverbial “Permanent Record”

This paper examines where permanent record concerns point to issues that have yet to be addressed by  policymakers,  and  it  suggests  mechanisms  to  clarify  the  debate and  better address stakeholder fears  by  providing  a better privacy infrastructure.

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Legal Implications of Using Digital Technology in Public Schools: Effects on Privacy

May 8, 2017 | Journal of Law and Education

Legal Implications of Using Digital Technology in Public Schools: Effects on Privacy

This article discusses the potential risks to students when districts incorporate technology by considering who is collecting data and why it is problematic.  The article then takes a look at how student privacy is compromised and who are the likely responsible parties for data breaches.  It also discusses student expectations with respect to technology in the classroom.

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