A Conversation with Rachel Anderson

A Conversation with Rachel Anderson

July 10, 2019 | Ahuva Goldstand

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A Conversation with Girard Kelly

June 12, 2019 | Ahuva Goldstand

A Conversation with Girard Kelly

Common Sense Media’s new resource, the “Privacy Risks and Harms” report, identifies privacy risks to children and students as they engage online, and helps parents and educators choose the products that best protect young consumers from privacy intrusions and third-party manipulations that could have long-term negative effects.

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School Safety & Privacy: An Animated Introduction

June 3, 2019 | Monica Bulger, Sara Collins, David Sallay, and Amelia Vance

School Safety & Privacy: An Animated Introduction

How can schools make privacy part of their safety plans? The Future of Privacy Forum’s new animated video explores some technologies that schools use or are considering, privacy harms that can result from surveillance, and basic steps to help districts safeguard students’ privacy.

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9 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Seek to Amend under FERPA

May 7, 2019 | David Sallay and Amelia Vance

9 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Seek to Amend under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants parents and eligible students* the right to seek to amend student records that are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise violate student privacy. Schools can do many things before, during, and after the amendment process to ensure full compliance with FERPA. These nine items will help schools comply with the law and treat parents fairly when they request a record amendment.

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System Upgrade Required: Student Information Protections for the 21st Century

April 29, 2019 | Austin Kraft

System Upgrade Required: Student Information Protections for the 21st Century

Privacy can evade understanding and evoke our worst fears when it does not work effectively. Universities hold a staggering amount of information about their students: academic, health, financial, research, personal contact information. As students, we provide our information to our institutions trusting that our data will be handled responsibly.

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11 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Inspect and Review under FERPA

April 24, 2019 | David Sallay and Amelia Vance

11 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Inspect and Review under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants parents and eligible students the right to inspect and review education records and to receive an explanation or interpretation of those records. To fulfill these rights, schools are obligated to follow a fair process. These 11 best practices can help schools prepare for even the most complex data access issues.

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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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