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Boston U. to pilot, research state's new contact tracing app

by Colin Wood • 4 weeks ago

Together with the nonprofit Mitre, Boston University will explore whether Massachusetts' new app could augment its contact-tracing efforts statewide.

Senators ask online testing companies to address bias and privacy claims

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Six Democratic senators asked the leaders of ExamSoft, Proctorio and Proctor U for information on privacy, accessibility and equity of their testing software.

North Dakota passes landmark privacy policy protecting higher-ed student data

by Betsy Foresman • 8 months ago

The policy creates new privacy guidelines and prohibits the state's 11 public colleges from selling or releasing any student’s information for advertising purposes.

UC Irvine tracks coronavirus infections through new mobile app

by Betsy Foresman • 9 months ago

By tracking users' movements, the app can alert individuals who may have come in contact with the virus.

Students say Florida State's online exam tech violates privacy

by Betsy Foresman • 10 months ago

More than 5,000 students have signed an online petition asking FSU to stop using the technology, which monitors students through their webcams and microphones.

Can universities boost student experience without invading privacy?

by Betsy Foresman • 11 months ago

As campus technology increasingly aids students' academic lives, privacy violations, too, are becoming more frequent and invasive.

Student hacker grabbed personal data of thousands of Maryland students

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

Now facing possible criminal charges, the student's activities have been revealed as more extensive than originally believed.

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

by Betsy Foresman • 1 year ago

Social media accounts of those at risk of committing self-harm or extreme violence against others would enter required monitoring by their schools.

How to discuss student data privacy in your school and community

by Stacey Pusey • 1 year ago

Commentary: communicating data privacy requirements and ramifications can be challenge for school leaders, says edWeb.net's Stacey Pusey.