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March 12, 2018

Florida Virtual School Reveals Huge Data Breaches

The personal information of more than 368,000 students and 1,800 teachers was compromised, the country's largest state-run virtual school said.

January 31, 2018

State and District Education Websites Fail to Disclose Ad Trackers, Study Finds

Many state and local education agency websites aren't disclosing the presence of third-party tracking services, according a new EdTech Strategies study.

January 30, 2018

Student-Data-Privacy Debate Comes to U.S. House (Again)

The House education and workforce committee heard from a panel of experts divided over how to balance stronger privacy protections with the desire for better evidence.

December 06, 2017

Facebook's New Messaging App for Young Children Raises Concerns

"Messenger Kids" will let children video chat with parent-approved contacts, but the app is raising concerns about data-privacy and social-media use by young children.

November 29, 2017

U.S. House Hearing on Algorithms & Big Data: 5 Takeaways for Schools

Massive data collection and algorithmic bias are big concerns with no easy answers, experts told the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

August 10, 2017

Risky Practices With Students' Data Security Are Common, Survey Suggests

Over two-thirds of participants responded to survey questions in a way indicating that they could have exposed students' or employees' personally identifiable information.

July 28, 2017

The FTC on COPPA: 5 New Takeaways for Schools and Ed-Tech Companies

The Federal Trade Commission provided Education Week with new information about what the Children's Online Privacy Protection Acts means for schools and ed-tech companies.

June 30, 2017

Maryland Dad Wants June 30 to Be "National Student Data Deletion Day"

Schools should automatically delete a wide range of "superfluous" student information at the end of each school year, says digital-privacy lawyer Bradley Shear.

June 19, 2017

Worried About Hackers? Call a Girl Scout

The Girl Scouts of the USA will introduce badges for online safety, combatting cyberbullying, and advanced IT skills beginning in Summer 2018.

June 08, 2017

Updated Privacy Toolkit Offers Guidance on Federal Laws, Vendor Contracts

The toolkit from the Consortium for School Networking provides further explanation of federal privacy laws and offers guidance in communicating and contracting with vendors.

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