Tag Archives: Privacy

Learning to Be Watched: Surrveillance Culture at School

Schools now routinely direct children online to do their schoolwork, thereby exposing them to tracking of their online behavior and subsequent targeted marketing. This is part of the evolution of how marketing companies use digital marketing, ensuring that children and … Continue reading

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10 Privacy Principles for Student Data

More than 30 education groups endorse privacy principles designed to guide student data use in schools. Education groups are working together to increase transparency around how they use and protect valuable student data. On Tuesday, March 10, the Consortium for … Continue reading

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California Protects Student Data Privacy with Two Bills

Over the last year, student data privacy conversations have been percolating across the nation, but now state legislatures are doing something about it.  California sent two bills to Gov. Jerry Brown last week that deal with two sides of the … Continue reading

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News and Updates from the US DOE

E-Rate Modernization FNPRM On July 11, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the E-rate Modernization Order and on July 23, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) was released. The FNPRM requests comment on a number of issues crucial to states, including meeting future … Continue reading

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How to Protect Student Data in Education

The issue of data privacy touches a nerve for many, triggering visions of an internet-era Big Brother beyond Orwell’s wildest predictions. And no privacy issue raises an emotional response—or requires a thoughtful approach—more than the sensitive information compiled about America’s … Continue reading

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Embrace Personalization and Privacy

Privacy remains a national and educational headline issue–for some valid and some self serving reasons. National security and credit card scandals raised the visibility of privacy. Self-inflicted wounds of ill-conceived data ventures didn’t help. Attack blogs and sensational press have … Continue reading

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Technology in Education: Privacy and Progress

Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the Common Sense Media Privacy Zone Conference I want to thank Jim Steyer and Common Sense Media for bringing this event together and starting this important dialogue – and for your … Continue reading

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