Privacy & Security
Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to protect sensitive information and keep students safe online.
- SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Digital transformation has revolutionized education. Beyond online learning options, students use tablets and computers in place of books, pencils and paper.Privacy & Security 'There Are So Many Issues’: Why Schools Are Struggling to Protect Student DataWhile efforts have been made to protect student data, there are still troubling examples of data breaches.Privacy & Security Download Be Ready When Parents Ask These 7 Questions About Data PrivacyThese questions offer a roadmap for issues that K-12 leaders should be prepared to discuss.Privacy & Security Cyber Hackers Attack Schools More Often Than You Think: 8 Ways to Stop ThemExperts say there’s no magic formula for districts to completely protect themselves from these incidents, but there are ways to reduce risk.Privacy & Security What Schools Can Learn From the Biggest Cyberattack Ever on a Single DistrictHackers infiltrated a New York City school district vendor, jeopardizing personal information for 820,000 current and former students.Privacy & Security Are Schools Now a Step Ahead of Cybercriminals? Not Quite, New Report SuggestsPublicly reported cyberattacks against schools declined significantly over a two-year period, but ransomware attacks are rising.Privacy & Security Video VIDEO: How Schools Can Prevent Costly CyberattacksWhat kinds of cyberattacks do schools face? Who’s behind them? And how can they stop them from happening?Privacy & Security Opinion What Can Be Done About K-12’s Looming Tech Nightmare?America’s schools increasingly face costly cybersecurity risks, yet many systems are ill-prepared for the challenge.Privacy & Security Thousands of School Websites Went Down in a Cyberattack. It'll Happen Again, Experts SayCyberattacks on technology and education companies that work with K-12 schools are becoming a growing concern for educators, experts say.Privacy & Security Cyberattacks Are Up. The Feds Must Help Schools Cope, Watchdog Agency SaysThe U.S. Department of Education’s years-old plan to help protect schools from digital threats needs a rethink, according to the GAO.Privacy & Security Ed Tech Usage is Up. So Are Parent Privacy ConcernsBoth parents and students want more say in how their personal information is used, according to a recent report.Privacy & Security N.Y. School District's Facial Recognition System Remains on Hold, Lawsuit DismissedA law temporarily barring the use of biometric-based surveillance in New York schools supersedes a lawsuit from the state ACLU chapter.