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Data Breach Response Training Kit

June 9, 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 a simulated […]

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Model Audit: Missouri Auditor Summary of Cyber Aware School Audit Findings

June 8, 2017 | Missouri State Auditor

Model Audit: Missouri Auditor Summary of Cyber Aware School Audit Findings

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released a list of the top five data security risks identified in Missouri schools. The concerns were identified through the Cyber Aware School audit initiative, which was designed to increase safeguards against unauthorized access to student records and information. This was accomplished by analyzing school data protection practices, identifying […]

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Model: Raytown Quality Schools Data Governance Manual

June 7, 2017 | Raytown Quality Schools, Missouri

Model: Raytown Quality Schools Data Governance Manual

The RQS Data Governance Manual includes information regarding the data governance team, data and Information governance, applicable Board of Education policies, procedures and forms, as well as applicable appendices and referenced supplemental resources. This manual outlines how operational and instructional activity shall be carried out to ensure the District’s data is accurate, accessible, consistent, and […]

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U.S. Department of Ed Student Privacy Website

June 7, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Ed Student Privacy Website

This website (relaunched in June 2017) provides resources on student privacy and FERPA from the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the U.S. Department of Education. Resources are sortable by audience type.

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Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit (v3)

June 5, 2017 | CoSN

Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit (v3)

The CoSN Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit supports School Systems in understanding the issues that arise when navigating student data privacy responsibilities, including the selection and use of an online service provider. The original version of this document focused on key requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s […]

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Privacy & Student Data: Companion Learning Tools

May 21, 2017 | Berkman Klein Center

Privacy & Student Data: Companion Learning Tools

We have compiled these materials to explain and clarify three key federal student privacy laws and their impact on ed tech adoption and use, so that you can create meaningful learning experiences with core faculty and staff constituencies. The laws are the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act or “FERPA” (20 U.S.C. § 1232g), the […]

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The Limits of Education Purpose Limitations

May 21, 2017 | University of Miami Law Review

The Limits of Education Purpose Limitations

This article examines technologies’ impact on the student privacy protections with a focus on education purpose limitations, and contends that that reliance on education purpose limitations does not account for the potentially problematic consequences and ethical considerations raised by data use by schools and their approved agents for “educational purposes.”

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FERPA: A Practical Guide

May 21, 2017 | The University of Michigan: College of Pharmacy

FERPA: A Practical Guide

This presentation outlines definitions under FERPA pertaining to universities, protections of student privacy and data, and requirements for university officials. It includes case studies and a pop quiz.

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FERPA Guidance for Local School Districts

May 21, 2017 | New Hampshire School Boards Association

FERPA Guidance for Local School Districts

This resource discusses school district requirements under FERPA, including guidance on definitions of what qualifies as an education ‘record’ under FERPA.

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Privacy Quick Tips for Vendors

May 21, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Privacy Quick Tips for Vendors

This resource contains privacy tips for vendors based on compliance with FERPA and COPPA. This resources also provides an overview of common cybersecurity risks and how to avoid them.

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