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January 10, 2020

Federal Privacy Protections Would Extend to Older Children Under New Bill

Older children would be protected by the same online privacy laws that apply to younger kids, under a bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week.

January 06, 2020

10 Things to Know About California's New Data Privacy Law

A new law in California strengthens privacy protections for consumers, including children under 16, but leaves open some questions for K-12 educators.

January 03, 2020

N.Y. District Will Use Facial Recognition Software, Despite Big Privacy Concerns

A New York State school district has announced it will begin using controversial facial recognition software for school safety purposes, over the strenuous objections of civil liberties advocates.

October 08, 2019

How to Help Educational Technologies Talk to Each Other

The Consortium for School Networking has launched a toolkit to help school districts improve their ability for systems and applications to easily share content.

September 09, 2019

Malware Attack Prompts School District Closure: K-12 Cyber Disruptions Rising

The Flagstaff Unified School District in Arizona is just the latest to fall victim to a cybersecurity attack so disruptive it forced schools to close.

August 22, 2019

Texas Law Requires Districts to Plan for Cyberattacks. Will Other States Follow?

The law is one of the few state state-level policies taking responsibility for the growing online threat.

July 19, 2019

Here's What an Update of a Key U.S. Privacy Law Could Mean for Schools

In the era of YouTube, Fortnite, and Snapchat, does one of the main federal laws protecting online privacy for kids under 13 need a makeover?

July 15, 2019

Audit: Maryland Dept. Did Not Properly Store Data for 1.4 Million Students

The Maryland State Department of Education "inappropriately stored" personal information of 1.4 million students and more than 230,000 teachers, leaving them vulnerable to potential bad actors, according to an audit published earlier this month.

July 10, 2019

K12 Inc. Data Breach Opens Doors to Students' Personal Information

A K12 Inc. company database that included information for 19,000 students was available for anyone with an internet connection to see for at least a week.

July 09, 2019

Civil Rights Groups Sound Alarm Over Florida School-Safety Database

Citing Education Week's reporting, the ACLU and nearly three dozen other groups asked Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis to immediately halt construction of the new statewide database, scheduled to be operational Aug. 1.

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