Tags data privacy

Anti-violence bill would require schools watch students' social media

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

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

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

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

by Stacey Pusey • 2 months ago

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

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

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

by Ryan Johnston • 4 months ago

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

by Colin Wood • 5 months ago

A recent audit found the state's Education Department was storing sensitive personal data in plaintext format and not updating its software.

Los Angeles district wants AI for 'impactful' instruction shifts

by Jake Williams • 6 months ago

The district's instructional technology director says artificial intelligence has dominated conversations internally about the future of instruction.

Georgia district cautious on cybersecurity, privacy for education apps

by Jake Williams • 6 months ago

Debbie Durrence says district technologists need to embed cybersecurity and privacy in vetting of edtech apps.

Why district CIOs should prioritize data interoperability

by Jake Williams • 7 months ago

An Oregon district tech director explains that K-12 IT leaders must stitch system data together to take advantage of the latest and greatest edtech.