Other Resources for Data Breaches

Surveying Encryption Practices of Technology Used Within Schools

May 10, 2017 | Common Sense Education

Surveying Encryption Practices of Technology Used Within Schools

This study is a result of automated tests on 1,221 logins used by 1,128 vendors for technology used in schools and by youth. We surveyed login locations (login URLs) to assess the level of basic support for encryption. While our list of sites is not exhaustive, it is representative of websites from small developers, well-established companies, […]

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Is Privacy a Show-stopper for Learning Analytics?

May 9, 2017 | Learning Analytics Community Exchange

Is Privacy a Show-stopper for Learning Analytics?

This review paper considers the dangers that might be raised by learning analytics. It then explores the ethical perspectives on privacy and data which are relevant to these dangers. Finally it presents and discusses a number of current proposals from institutions which propose ways of addressing privacy problems in learning analytics.

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Deep Dive: Protecting Student Data

May 8, 2017 | K-12 TechDecisions

Deep Dive: Protecting Student Data

This article takes a look at how service providers can protect their network and mitigate the risks to student data given the advent of ‘bring your own device’ policies and other new network risks.

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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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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 Breach Response Training Kit

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

Data Breach Response Training Kit

Any organization with electronic records is vulnerable to security breaches, and education agencies are no exception. The PTAC Data Breach Scenario is one of a series of exercises intended to assist schools, districts, and other educational organizations with internal data security training. The Password Data Breach interactive exercise is aimed at district management and provides […]

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