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Privacy in the Age of No Privacy

May 8, 2017 | Intel Education

Privacy in the Age of No Privacy

This resource provides a brief overview on data security safeguards for education officials, and discusses how they can protect students from data breaches and other misuses of their data.

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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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Five Principles to Protect Student Privacy

May 8, 2017 | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy

Five Principles to Protect Student Privacy

This resource outlines five principles that the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy believes should be incorporated into any policy, law, or regulation pertaining to the use of student data.

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SREB Data Privacy and Security Policy Brief

May 8, 2017 | Southern Regional Education Board

SREB Data Privacy and Security Policy Brief

This resource outlines some of the challenges associated with data privacy and security, and outlines policy solutions that state and local education officials can use to ensure that student data is protected from breaches while maintaining the ability to benefit from the use of data for educational purposes.

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EPIC Student Privacy Project Website

May 8, 2017 | Electronic Privacy Information Center

EPIC Student Privacy Project Website

This website offers recent FERPA news, resources regarding Federal actions on student privacy, and other resources to understand recent government action on student privacy.

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Data De-identification: An Overview of Basic Terms

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Data De-identification: An Overview of Basic Terms

This document is intended to assist educational agencies and institutions with maintaining compliance with privacy and confidentiality requirements under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) by reviewing basic terminology used to describe data de-identification (see de-identification below) as well as related concepts and approaches. In addition to defining and clarifying the distinction among […]

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FAQ: Cloud Computing and Privacy

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

FAQ: Cloud Computing and Privacy

This document is designed to assist educational agencies and institutions that are considering using cloud computing solutions for education data. It contains responses to frequently asked questions about meeting necessary data privacy and data security requirements, including compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, to ensure proper protection of education records.

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Identity Authentication Best Practices

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Identity Authentication Best Practices

This brief offers best practice recommendations for developing and implementing effective authentication processes to help ensure that only appropriate individuals and entities have access to education records. General suggestions provided in the brief are applicable to all modes of data access, be it in person, over the phone, by mail, or electronically.

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