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Student Data Privacy Legislation: A Summary of 2016 State Legislation

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Student Data Privacy Legislation: A Summary of 2016 State Legislation

Student data privacy was a priority issue in state legislatures in 2016, though as expected, states passed fewer student data privacy bills into law than they did in 2014 and 2015. The privacy conversation has evolved since 2014, and now states have the ability to borrow from each other: California’s 2014 Student Online Personal Information […]

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Early Childhood Data Privacy Resources

April 27, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Early Childhood Data Privacy Resources

States, communities, and local providers are using data to serve the needs of children and families participating in early childhood programs (e.g., Head Start, child care, preschool). Data sharing can support efficient, effective services for children. However, the benefits of data sharing and use must be balanced with the need to support privacy. To support […]

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Colorado Sample LEA Privacy and Security Policies

April 27, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Sample LEA Privacy and Security Policies

Per the Student Data Transparency and Security Act (PDF), the Colorado Department of Education is required to provide Local Education Providers (LEPs) with a sample Student Information Privacy and Protection Policy. CDE developed a suite of over 40 sample policies that cover important security and privacy processes.

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Developing Your Campus Information Security Website

April 27, 2017 | EDUCAUSE

Developing Your Campus Information Security Website

In an effort to help institutions create effective information security websites that are informative and helpful to their users, the Higher Education Information Security Council has compiled a list of common features and effective practices that can serve as an outline for a college or university developing or updating their campus information security website.

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Data Incident Notification Toolkit

April 27, 2017 | EDUCAUSE

Data Incident Notification Toolkit

A toolkit with templates, tips, and examples that can be referred to during the process of notifying potential victims of data compromise.

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New York Data Security & Privacy Resource Center

April 27, 2017 | New York State Regional Information Centers

New York Data Security & Privacy Resource Center

This website provides context on data security and privacy issues in K-12 education, introduces NYS education law 2-d, discusses privacy challenges and concerns, and provides resources and best practices.

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Ed Tech Product Privacy Evaluations

April 6, 2017 | Common Sense Media

Ed Tech Product Privacy Evaluations

The Common Sense Privacy Ratings Initiative rates the privacy policies on ed-tech products used by schools. The privacy rating system is based on a rubric.

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Student Data Privacy Consortium Website

April 6, 2017 | Student Data Privacy Consortium

Student Data Privacy Consortium Website

The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is a non-profit collaborative of schools, districts, regional and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing tactical, real-world, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. The Consortium develops materials, hosts events, provides membership artifacts, generates template & tools, and delivers effective practices, all through a […]

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West Virginia’s Steady Course on Student Data Privacy

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

West Virginia’s Steady Course on Student Data Privacy

Among the 33 states with new data privacy laws on the books, West Virginia stands out as a model for ensuring that student data is protected without hampering innovative uses to help students. This NASBE State Innovation profiles the West Virginia Board of Education’s experience reviewing and adopting its data privacy policies and offers lessons […]

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Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned

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

Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned

Since 2014, policymakers in almost every state have considered laws to ensure the safety of student data, and the US Congress is considering seven bills on student data privacy. At the same time, the Every Student Succeeds (ESSA) Act requires that states adopt evidence-based interventions to improve school performance. The education research to inform these […]

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