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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.

July 08, 2015

Data Quality Campaign Unveils Resource to Help Define Student Data

A group that advocates for responsible use of data is circulating an infographic meant to define student data and explain how it is used.

June 18, 2015

Teachers File Broad Set of Complaints Against Calif. Virtual Provider

The California Virtual Academies are the subject of a series of complaints focused on their data-privacy protections, academic quality, attendance and truancy policies, and a host of other issues.

June 02, 2015

Data Breaches Cost Education Companies $300 Per Record, Study Finds

Data breaches are particularly costly in the education sector, according to a new study of 350 businesses in 11 countries conducted by the Ponemon Institute.

May 15, 2015

FERPA Targeted (Again) in Two U.S. Senate Bills

A modest update and a radical makeover for the country's most significant current federal data-privacy law were proposed in the U.S. Senate this week.

May 08, 2015

Common Sense Media Evaluating Privacy Policies of Ed-Tech Products

Common Sense Media is working with over 20 districts to establish a rating system for the privacy policies and security of ed-tech products.

May 01, 2015

Parents' Guide to Student Data-Privacy Policy Released by Advocacy Group

Future of Privacy Forum released a new guide to help parents better understand current student-data-privacy laws and their rights when it comes to their child's education information.

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