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Data Privacy Laws Follow Lead of Oklahoma and California

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

Data Privacy Laws Follow Lead of Oklahoma and California

Since 2013, one or both of the student data privacy laws passed in Oklahoma and California have shaped bills that were introduced in 35 state legislatures and became law in 14 states. The Oklahoma law, passed in 2013, focuses on actions of staff at the school, district, and state levels. The California law, passed in […]

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School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy

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

School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy

Despite introducing more than 400 bills on student data privacy since 2014, states have yet to address privacy protections for school surveillance or its inequitable effects. “School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy,” examines this important, emerging issue, identifying the benefits and potential problems posed by school surveillance. It suggests six principles to guide […]

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Transparency and Student Privacy: Best Practices

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

Transparency and Student Privacy: Best Practices

Over 400 data privacy bills have been introduced in 49 states in the past two years, with over 37 states passing at least one new law. Many of these laws require that state and local education agencies be transparent about their student data and privacy practices, but few states have figured out the best way […]

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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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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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Supporting Parental Choice for Student Data

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Supporting Parental Choice for Student Data

This paper discusses the importance of trusting parents to make the final decision on when and where to share their child’s educational information outside of the school environment.

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Student Data Protections Under SOPIPA For K-12 School Administrators and Ed Tech Vendors.

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Student Data Protections Under SOPIPA For K-12 School Administrators and Ed Tech Vendors.

This guide to California’s 2014 student privacy law, SOPIPA, is for ed tech vendors. Topics include: Who Must Comply? What is “Actual Knowledge”? What are “K-12 School Purposes”? What Information Is Protected Under SOPIPA (“Covered Information”)? Specific Requirements of SOPIPA for Ed Tech Vendors What is Targeted Advertising? When Can an Operator Disclose Covered Information? […]

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