Tags data privacy
Pandemic amplified students' growing reliance on technology, says Educause
A new Educause survey found that concerns of internet access, data protection and online accessibility were at the top of students' minds even before the pandemic hit.
Indiana University accidentally shares grades of 100,000 students
Students were able to view the grades of their fellow students by using an online calculator meant to be used only by administrators.
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.