The Federal Trade Commission wants to protect 20 million private student records that are considered "assets" in ConnectEDU's proposed bankruptcy sale.
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May 23, 2014
May 19, 2014
As many as 6,500 current and former employees of the American Institutes for Research had sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, compromised following a recent hacking.
May 14, 2014
U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch released a "discussion draft" of a bill that would overhaul the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.
May 14, 2014
As schools use more educational software in the classroom, vendors are offering technology that attempts to streamline the student log-in process and eliminate wasted instructional time.
April 30, 2014
In an announcement that drew widespread attention on Wednesday, Google said it will no longer scan students' Gmail accounts as part of Google Apps for Education.
April 21, 2014
Controversial student-data-management company inBloom announced it will "wind down" its operations after losing its last large partner, New York state.
April 15, 2014
Privacy advocates point to the weakening of FERPA as evidence that the U.S. Department of Education is not doing enough to safeguard student data.
April 04, 2014
With a federal lawsuit pending, and more scrutiny about its practices, Google updated its terms of service and privacy policies about how it uses private data.
April 03, 2014
New York state reversed its plans to partner with inBloom for data storage and other technology services, dealing another setback to the Atlanta nonprofit.
March 21, 2014
A new guide attempts to offer a step-by-step guide for school districts seeking to protect the privacy of student data when contracting with private companies.