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Early Childhood Data Privacy Resources

April 27, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Early Childhood Data Privacy Resources

States, communities, and local providers are using data to serve the needs of children and families participating in early childhood programs (e.g., Head Start, child care, preschool). Data sharing can support efficient, effective services for children. However, the benefits of data sharing and use must be balanced with the need to support privacy. To support […]

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Fact Sheet: School Services and Contract and On-Demand Providers

April 27, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Fact Sheet: School Services and Contract and On-Demand Providers

Colorado’s new data privacy law, the Student Data Transparency and Security Act [C.R.S. 22-16-101 et. al.], includes obligations for vendors who provide certain services to Local Education Providers (LEPs). Several definitions within the law raised a number of questions. The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has worked with stakeholders to get clarity on how to […]

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Colorado Sample LEA Privacy and Security Policies

April 27, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Sample LEA Privacy and Security Policies

Per the Student Data Transparency and Security Act (PDF), the Colorado Department of Education is required to provide Local Education Providers (LEPs) with a sample Student Information Privacy and Protection Policy. CDE developed a suite of over 40 sample policies that cover important security and privacy processes.

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GDPR match up: The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

April 27, 2017 | International Association of Privacy Professionals

GDPR match up: The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

In IAPP’s Privacy Tracker series, we look at laws from across the globe and match them up against the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The aim is to help you determine how much duplication of operational effort you might avoid as you move toward GDPR compliance and help you focus your efforts. In this first […]

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Colorado Model Vendor Contract

April 27, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Model Vendor Contract

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has instituted its data and security contract review process. As part of that process, we ensure that all contracts that involve the access to or transfer of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) contain the appropriate privacy and security contract terms. If you would like to review our current contract template, it […]

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NetSmartz411

April 27, 2017 | National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

NetSmartz411

NetSmartz411 is parents’ and guardians’ premier, online resource for answering questions about Internet safety, computers, and the Web.

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Phishing Simulation Programs

April 27, 2017 | EDUCAUSE

Phishing Simulation Programs

A phishing simulation program (also commonly referred to as “self-phishing” or phishing assessment program) is a customizable awareness program used by information security professionals in higher education and private industry. This highly effective training program—which is typically incorporated into an existing campus information security awareness program—allows organizations to simulate phishing e-mails, help identify which end […]

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Information Security Program Assessment Tool

April 27, 2017 | EDUCAUSE

Information Security Program Assessment Tool

This self-assessment tool was created to evaluate the maturity of higher education information security programs using as a framework the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27002:2013 “Information Technology Security Techniques. Code of Practice for Information Security Management.” This tool was intended for use by an institution as a whole, although a unit within an institution […]

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