Data Privacy

COPPA Best Practices: Advice for Schools on Staying on the Right Side of the Law

It’s not just edtech companies and app developers who have to think about complying with COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which was designed to protect the privacy of kids under 13 years of age. School districts and schools bear part of the responsibility as well—and navigating the federal law can be tricky.

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MOOCs Are Global. So Where Do They Stand With New European Privacy Laws?

In less than three weeks, strict privacy regulations will go into effect for the European Union. And that’s forcing companies and colleges around the globe to reevaluate their data policies and practices.For massive open online courses, which straddle colleges and universities and the private sector, expectations around compliance are murky.

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What Parents and Teachers Should Note From Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate Testimony

Today Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, spent over four hours testifying in front of the Senate. The leader of the social media giant, with over 2 billion active users, answered questions about data ownership and usage in light of the fallout over Cambridge Analytica’s access and use of 87 million Facebook users’ personal information.

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States Issue Privacy Ultimatums to Education Technology Vendors

Last October Connecticut’s leading education groups and associations issued a joint ultimatum to vendors that use or collect student data: Comply with our new data-privacy requirements or take your business elsewhere.

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?Cybersecurity Report Spotlights Privacy Concerns on State Education and District Websites

It doesn’t take technical expertise to a see how websites are tracking you. Using simple, free browser extensions, Doug Levin, who specializes in cybersecurity hiccups that affect K-12 schools and districts, was able to uncover a common—and troubling—pattern affecting nearly every state department of education.

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FERPA Ruling Provides Privacy Advocates and Educators with Clearer Interpretation of Rights

One of the most prominent legal issues in the edtech space revolves around the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a law passed in 1974 to protect the privacy rights of students.

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Confronting K-12 Cybersecurity and the End of Innocence

Offer up your best defense

But this is the end

This is the end of the innocence

—Don Henley and Bruce Hornsby,
The End of the Innocence (1989)

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How to Protect Education Data When No Systems Are Secure

Nothing is sacred—or secure—when it comes to data. Breaches have become a fact of life as they indiscriminately target the digital services that we rely on, from Equifax to Target, Ebay to Yahoo. Schools increasingly find themselves in the crosshairs as well. More than 207 incidents have targeted K-12 public schools since January 2016, according to this tally from industry consultant Doug Levin.

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Why the State of Surveillance in Schools Might Lead to the Next Equifax Disaster

Blaine is a student in a suburban town. He wakes up at 7 am and brushes his teeth before wolfing down a bowl of cereal. After putting on his high-top sneakers, he races out the door to the street corner, where he waits for the school bus. As he steps on the yellow ride, Blaine panics. Did he forget his school-issued RFID badge that he has to tap so that the district can have a record of him getting picked up? Whew, it’s at the bottom of his backpack.

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6 Things Policy Makers Should Do to Protect Student Data in the Era of Personalized Learning

Is the rush to bring personalized software into schools putting student data at risk?

Researchers from the National the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) say, yes. Earlier this week they released
an extensive report asking lawmakers to put up some legal barriers to protect student information.

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