Tags data privacy
Activists pressure colleges to abandon facial-recognition tech
Advocacy group Fight for the Future says the potential harm of facial recognition is too great and that higher education should give it up altogether.
Facial recognition finally activated at New York school district
After delays caused by privacy concerns, Lockport City School District has begun using facial recognition to detect threats to student safety.
University tech presents growing privacy concern for students, educators
The benefits of technology are often publicized, but educators are increasingly questioning whether student surveillance is getting out of hand.
Anti-violence bill would require schools watch students' social media
Social media accounts of those at risk of committing self-harm or extreme violence against others would enter required monitoring by their schools.
Mass email exposes personal data of Georgia Tech students, again
After a similar incident last year and a major data breach in April, the university's "emergency response team" is now instating "corrective action."
How to discuss student data privacy in your school and community
Commentary: communicating data privacy requirements and ramifications can be challenge for school leaders, says edWeb.net's Stacey Pusey.
Maryland privacy council tackles substandard student data protections
The council's work is a reaction to a recent audit finding that Social Security numbers of students and teachers had not been properly secured.
Lawmakers investigate tech companies' student data collection, usage
Three senators sent letters to more than 50 educational technology and data analytics companies to investigate their data collection practices.
1.4 million student Social Security numbers found unencrypted in Maryland
A recent audit found the state's Education Department was storing sensitive personal data in plaintext format and not updating its software.