Other Resources for Ed Tech

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 and the Digital Student

May 8, 2017 | Center for Democracy and Technology

Privacy and the Digital Student

This report explores student data privacy generally.  It focuses primarily on student privacy in K-12 schools and includes an overview on both how EdTech is used in schools, and the legal regimes governing this use, as well as recent reform efforts.

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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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Generation C: Childhood, Code, and Creativity

May 8, 2017 | Notre Dame Law Review

Generation C: Childhood, Code, and Creativity

This resource discusses the role of technology in our modern era and its impact on children.  The article argues that childhood needs to be better defined in the legal arena because of changes in technology, and advocates a two-pronged approach to digital childhood: first, that a strong version of the minority capacity doctrine be adopted for contracts […]

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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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2015 Letter from EPIC to Representatives Rokita and Fudge

May 8, 2017 | Electronic Privacy Information Center

2015 Letter from EPIC to Representatives Rokita and Fudge

This letter from EPIC to Representatives Rokita and Fudge (Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education), provides comment to the committee in advance of a hearing entitled, “How Emerging Technology Affects Student Privacy.”

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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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