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October 01, 2015

Microsoft Takes Heat Over Data Privacy for Windows 10 System

Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 10, which is being marketed to K-12 districts, is drawing heavy criticism for allowing various forms of data-collection on its users.

September 24, 2015

Fla. Closes Probe Into Attacks on State Testing Without Suspects, or Leads

Florida law enforcement officials end their investigation into cyberattacks that disrupted statewide testing earlier this year.

September 21, 2015

Parents at Ease With Use of Student Data, But Not for Commercial Purposes

Just 42 percent of parents are at ease with companies that create software, websites, and apps having access to student records, a national poll shows.

August 31, 2015

World Privacy Forum Pushes FERPA 'Opt Out' for Parents

An interest group has launched an effort meant to help parents protect student data that could be released through schools' "directory" information.

August 28, 2015

Student-Data-Privacy Legislation Signed in Delaware Latest in Trend Among States

Delaware jumps on the student-data privacy bandwagon with a new law that holds vendors accountable for keeping student information private.

August 26, 2015

Are Open Education Resources Ready for Adaptive-Learning Technology?

Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers.

August 05, 2015

'De-Identifying' Student Data: Next Front in the Privacy Wars?

De-identifying student data is often easier said than done, prompting new debate about the best way to protect student privacy without thwarting research and innovation.

July 22, 2015

Scaled-Back FERPA Overhaul Introduced in U.S. House

The Student Privacy Protection Act would update FERPA to ban the use of student information for targeted advertising and allow for fines of up to $1.5 million on educational agencies.

July 17, 2015

Microsoft Server 2003's Demise Could Bring Tech Woes for Unprepared Schools

Microsoft is ending support for its Server 2003 operating system, which could pose security and other risks to districts that haven't upgraded.

July 16, 2015

(Yet Another) Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Introduced

The bipartisan SAFE KIDS Act seeks to protect student data privacy by placing new prohibitions on companies and granting enforcement authority to the Federal Trade Commission.

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