Other Resources for FERPA

Student Data Privacy: Going Beyond Compliance

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Student Data Privacy: Going Beyond Compliance

Addressing parents’ fears that student data will be abused requires states to shift toward proactive management of education records.

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The Ethics of Student Privacy: Building Trust for Ed Tech

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

The Ethics of Student Privacy: Building Trust for Ed Tech

This article analyzes the opportunities and risks of data driven education technologies (ed tech). It discusses the deployment of data technologies by education institutions to enhance student performance, evaluate teachers, improve education techniques, customize programs, devise financial assistance plans, and better leverage scarce resources to assess and optimize education results. Critics fear ed tech could […]

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Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent

“Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent” discusses how over the past decade, new technologies in schools have generated an “explosion of data” for public school systems to use and analyze. Accordingly, the Department of Education has identified the use of student data systems to improve education as a top national priority even […]

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Who Is Reading Whom Now: Privacy in Education from Books to MOOCs

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Who Is Reading Whom Now: Privacy in Education from Books to MOOCs

“Who Is Reading Whom Now: Privacy in Education from Books to MOOCs” discusses how education technologies, while presenting tremendous opportunities to make education more personalized, accountable, collaborative and engaging through social media, gamification and interactive content, also engender privacy concerns arising from the combination of enhanced data collection with highly sensitive information about children and […]

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A Parents’ Guide to Student Data Privacy

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum, ConnectSafely, and the National PTA

A Parents’ Guide to Student Data Privacy

“A Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy Rights”, developed and published by the Future of Privacy Forum in partnership with the National PTA and ConnectSafely.org, is a valuable tool for parents seeking answers and guidance related to major federal laws on education privacy, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the […]

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Student Data and De-Identification: Understanding De-Identification of Education Records and Related Requirements of FERPA

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Student Data and De-Identification: Understanding De-Identification of Education Records and Related Requirements of FERPA

This paper provides an overview of the different tools used to de-identify data to various degrees, based on the type of information involved, and the determined risk of unintended disclosure of individual identity. Proper data de-identification requires technical knowledge and expertise as well as knowledge of, and adherence to, industry best practice.

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School Officials? What do they do and who are they?

February 11, 2016 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

School Officials? What do they do and who are they?

When we talk about protecting student data, we typically think of apps or student portals holding student data and the challenges of protecting this data. But the reality behind these electronic archiving mediums is that there are many human beings involved in the creation and maintenance of such systems. There are also many individuals and […]

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Should we all opt out?

August 30, 2015 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

Should we all opt out?

A new school year is just around the corner and my kids will be attending new schools. Not only am I excited about the school year ahead and the experiences of being in a new school, I am also curious to see what kind of Directory Information opt out forms we receive. Should we all […]

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