Recommendations for the Ed Tech Industry to Protect the Privacy of Student Data

Organization: California Department of Justice
Author: Kamala Harris
Published: November 1, 2016

In the information age, technology holds the potential to unlock countless new opportunities to educate students for the workforce of tomorrow. And while we want to encourage technology in the classroom, we must be aware that student information is something that must be handled with great care. Organizations that make use of student data must take every step possible to be transparent with parents and schools and to protect student privacy. As the devices we use each day become increasingly connected, it’s critical that we implement robust safeguards for what is collected, how it is used, and with whom it is shared. This guide is intended to offer recommendations to ensure privacy protections for students while making the most of technological advancements.