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.
FTC's 'Safeguards Rule' cybersecurity proposal may burden higher ed
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A hearing on education research and student privacy highlighted the need for FERPA updates and increased support.