Data Privacy

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Classroom Technology How Google Classroom Is Changing Teaching: Q&A With Researcher Carlo Perrotta
The popular software is bringing the “logics of datafication, automation, surveillance, and interoperability" to schools, researchers say.
Benjamin Herold, December 17, 2020
7 min read
Privacy & Security Large, Well-Off Suburban Districts Most Likely to Get Hacked
Bigger, wealthier districts make easier targets for hackers, a GAO analysis found.
Alyson Klein, October 15, 2020
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Privacy & Security What Do Parents Think of Online Learning?
Parents are supportive overall of online learning, but have big questions about student privacy, a survey by a nonprofit found.
Alyson Klein, September 21, 2020
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Privacy & Security School Reopenings Bring Wave of COVID-19 Student-Data-Privacy Concerns
Safely storing videos of classroom lessons and protecting sensitive health information will be a challenge.
Benjamin Herold, August 11, 2020
6 min read
Many educators have been using TikTok to entertain students and vent about the difficulties of teaching under COVID-19.
Many educators have been using TikTok to entertain students and vent about the difficulties of teaching under COVID-19.
Privacy & Security What Educators Really Need to Know About TikTok
Uber-popular with tweens and teens, the video-sharing platform on which users share short clips is raising concerns about student data privacy and national security.
Benjamin Herold, July 29, 2020
7 min read
Privacy & Security N.Y. Lawmakers Voted to Ban Facial Recognition in Schools. One Superintendent Isn't Pleased.
New York state lawmakers voted Wednesday to ban facial recognition technology from the state's schools until at least July 2022.
Mark Lieberman, July 24, 2020
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Privacy & Security Facial Recognition Tech in Schools Prompts Lawsuit, Renewed Racial Bias Concerns
The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state education department's decision to approve the Lockport school district's facial recognition system.
Mark Lieberman, June 24, 2020
4 min read
Privacy & Security Zoom Unveils New Privacy and Security Features to Address Hacking Issues
The company has agreed to a host of new security features for all nationwide users, including password-protected invitations and giving meeting hosts control over private chat messages.
Mark Lieberman, May 7, 2020
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Data Thousands of Schools Are Falling Short on Students' Data Privacy Rights, Report Says
Parents and students can opt out from schools disclosing personal information, but many schools don't make that option clear to families.
Mark Lieberman, April 14, 2020
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Privacy & Security Massive Shift to Remote Learning Prompts Big Data Privacy Concerns
An unprecedented number of online interactions between teachers and students from their respective homes introduce new privacy questions that lack easy answers.
Mark Lieberman, March 26, 2020
9 min read
Privacy & Security 5 Steps to Curb Cyberattacks in 1-to-1 Computing Schools
The proliferation of school-issued digital devices can open schools up to all kinds of cybersecurity problems, especially in schools with 1-to-1 computing programs.
Mark Lieberman, March 17, 2020
4 min read
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Privacy & Security Opinion The Cyber-Security Problem Schools and Ed. Tech Need to Face
Good intentions alone don't protect our children's personally identifying information, writes Global Cyber Risk's Joel Schwarz.
Joel Schwarz, January 30, 2020
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Privacy & Security Federal Privacy Protections Would Extend to Older Children Under New Bill
Older children would be protected by the same online privacy laws that apply to younger kids, under a bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week.
Alyson Klein, January 10, 2020
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States 10 Things to Know About California's New Data Privacy Law
A new law in California strengthens privacy protections for consumers, including children under 16, but leaves open some questions for K-12 educators.
Mark Lieberman, January 6, 2020
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