Privacy

Thanks to new tools and evolving technologies, school districts have collected more student data than ever. This is why school and district transparency, a thorough knowledge of data governance, and clear contract terms are all vital components of an efficient student data privacy strategy.

Privacy in the Age of No Privacy

To best utilize student data, educators must trust technology companies to store and handle this sensitive information

Student Privacy and Digital Compliance

It's in the interest of educators, policymakers, and parents to put the right policies and practices in motion 

Creating Healthy Digital Environments

Training staff and students in data privacy both prevents and minimizes the damage of technology-based incidents 

Dealing with Metadata

Education data is a morass of “metadata” gleaned each time a student interacts with tools and services

Third-Party Vendors

Vendors should specify what data will be collected, who has access to that data, what it will be used for 

Mobile Devices and Privacy

Today’s technology makes it easy to divulge personal data, location, and other identifying factors

Federal and State Student-Data Privacy

There is a push to create, implement, enforce or refine industry-wide student data standards and legislation

COPPA 101

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) imposes requirements on websites directed to children  

FERPA 101

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives parents rights regarding children's records

CIPA 101

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) addresses children’s access to harmful Internet content

PPRA 101

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) protects students in regards to surveys and evaluation

Student Privacy Considerations for Parents

Possible implications that online services, digital tools, and social media have on children’s privacy 

Berkman Center's Student Privacy Institute

Comprehensive white papers and research reporting issues of student privacy, technology and policy

Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning

Resources from CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) to help school systems navigate privacy issues  

Suggested Contract Terms

A CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) document for schools search for online service providers

BYOD and COPPA

Tips to help you comply with the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA)

Taking the Temperature of Biometrics in Schools: Next Gen Precaution or Fever Dream?

The current COVID-19 pandemic puts us at a techno-ethical crossroads. And many in the ed-tech community feel that biometrics in schools will one day be a given. 

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Teachers Matter When it Comes to Protecting Privacy

Privacy is a topic of critical concern for school administrators and IT leaders. Read as Bob Moore explores the role of another essential group - teachers. 

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Making Progress on Data Privacy

It is the time of year for celebrating successes of all kinds and particularly in one area greatly impacting students and parents. Read as Bob Moore looks at the progress recently gained in the area of privacy and security of student and staff data. 

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Avoid Technology PR Nightmares in Academia

Save your school or district from publicity nightmares. Read this list of practical technology tips from Elliott Levine and maintain the school's reputation, stakeholder relationships and much more. 

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To Build Trust – Secure Student Data

To secure trust in our systems and people, we must take appropraite steps to secure all data. Read Bob Moore's post about four big challenges to data security faced by schools and districts. 

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Leaders Get Proactive As Big Data Gets Bigger

Craig Williams reflects on data in this recent post. As data use expands exponentially, it is important for school leaders and technology staff to consider best practices for use and privacy. 

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10 Privacy Steps Every District Can Take Today!

In this follow-up post, Bob Moore offers practical advice for handling privacy and data in schools. 

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Addressing Privacy Issues Around Student Data

Are you concerned about student privacy? CoSN's new toolkit addresses this crucial issue.

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