Policymakers Archive

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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Are Privacy Fears Expanding the Digital Divide?

February 5, 2019 | Alexis Shore

Are Privacy Fears Expanding the Digital Divide?

In recent years, growing concerns about students’ data privacy have led to over 500 proposed new laws in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. There are legitimate concerns about the protection of students’ information, but one concern doesn’t get enough discussion: whether privacy fears and the push for new laws are making it more difficult […]

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Recommendations For a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network

October 27, 2017 | Institute for Higher Education Policy

Recommendations For a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network

Accurate and complete data can empower college choices, promote student success, and inform federal, state and institutional policies. Yet existing postsecondary student data systems are disconnected, duplicative and incomplete. A Blueprint for Better Information: Recommendations for a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network underscores the need for a coordinated and comprehensive network that leverages data from […]

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2017 Education Data Legislation Review

October 27, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

2017 Education Data Legislation Review

Over the past decade, states have made enormous progress in collecting, using, and reporting education data in service of learning—although state legislation has primarily focused on implementing the robust privacy and security protections and data governance structures that make data use safe. In the 2017 legislative session, data privacy continued to be a focus with more […]

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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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