Policymakers Archive

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

March 17, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Feb-March 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. New America has released an ethical framework to help colleges use predictive analytics to benefit students (this report follows their previous report […]

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