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The Ethics of Student Privacy: Building Trust for Ed Tech

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

The Ethics of Student Privacy: Building Trust for Ed Tech

This article analyzes the opportunities and risks of data driven education technologies (ed tech). It discusses the deployment of data technologies by education institutions to enhance student performance, evaluate teachers, improve education techniques, customize programs, devise financial assistance plans, and better leverage scarce resources to assess and optimize education results. Critics fear ed tech could […]

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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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Who Is Reading Whom Now: Privacy in Education from Books to MOOCs

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Who Is Reading Whom Now: Privacy in Education from Books to MOOCs

“Who Is Reading Whom Now: Privacy in Education from Books to MOOCs” discusses how education technologies, while presenting tremendous opportunities to make education more personalized, accountable, collaborative and engaging through social media, gamification and interactive content, also engender privacy concerns arising from the combination of enhanced data collection with highly sensitive information about children and […]

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Student Data and De-Identification: Understanding De-Identification of Education Records and Related Requirements of FERPA

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Student Data and De-Identification: Understanding De-Identification of Education Records and Related Requirements of FERPA

This paper provides an overview of the different tools used to de-identify data to various degrees, based on the type of information involved, and the determined risk of unintended disclosure of individual identity. Proper data de-identification requires technical knowledge and expertise as well as knowledge of, and adherence to, industry best practice.

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Supporting Parental Choice for Student Data

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Supporting Parental Choice for Student Data

This 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.

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Student Data Protections Under SOPIPA For K-12 School Administrators and Ed Tech Vendors.

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Student Data Protections Under SOPIPA For K-12 School Administrators and Ed Tech Vendors.

This guide to California’s 2014 student privacy law, SOPIPA, is for ed tech vendors. Topics include: Who Must Comply? What is “Actual Knowledge”? What are “K-12 School Purposes”? What Information Is Protected Under SOPIPA (“Covered Information”)? Specific Requirements of SOPIPA for Ed Tech Vendors What is Targeted Advertising? When Can an Operator Disclose Covered Information? […]

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