Lawmakers investigate tech companies' student data collection, usage

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year ago

Three senators sent letters to more than 50 educational technology and data analytics companies to investigate their data collection practices.

FTC's 'Safeguards Rule' cybersecurity proposal may burden higher ed

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

Higher education institutions have until Aug. 2 to comment on rule changes that would rapidly require extensive new cybersecurity programs.

Education Department's FERPA guide intended to end confusion over student data privacy law

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

The Education secretary acknowledged confusion around student data privacy, but said a new FAQ could help illuminate things.

5 privacy considerations before trying new edtech in the classroom

by Colin Wood • 2 years ago

Student privacy becomes less overwhelming when teachers consider a few key tips, says Susan M. Bearden of the Future of Privacy Forum.

AI in classrooms can raise red flags on privacy

by Patience Wait • 2 years ago

In a new resource, CoSN notes AI’s promise, but cautions that FERPA, COPPA and state-level requirements must be considered in advance.

Data defense: Four ways online education can avoid Facebook's fallibility

by Jarrod Morgan • 3 years ago

Commentary: The Cambridge Analytica incident acts as a wakeup call for everyday internet users, including those in higher education.

Best practices (and common pitfalls) of edtech privacy policies

by Lindsey Barrett • 3 years ago

Commentary: Edtech vendors should strive for clarity and specificity in their privacy policies to enable school administrators to make smart choices.

Law enforcement and student records: A guide for schools and edtech service providers

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 years ago

The Future of Privacy Forum highlights concerns about student immigration statuses and guides schools on how to respond to law enforcement.

Tennessee education official: States need federal guidance on student data privacy

by Cassandra Stephenson • 3 years ago

A hearing on education research and student privacy highlighted the need for FERPA updates and increased support.