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

by Colin Wood • 2 months 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 • 6 months 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 • 10 months 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 2 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 • 2 years ago

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

CoSN releases updated toolkit for privacy protection in schools

by Emily Tate • 2 years ago

The latest version of the toolkit will help school leaders navigate key federal privacy policies and protect their students' data.