Student Data Privacy

President Obama presses for student data privacy protections

President Barack Obama today spoke at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington D.C. to propose legislation aimed at data privacy protections, and to call for the passing of the Student Digital Privacy Act which will limit how student data is collected and used, preventing it from being sold to third parties. With students regularly turning to online apps, digital textbooks, class- and homework file sharing portals, and other online services, protection for their private information is a real and urgent concern.

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New Guide from National School Boards Association Helps School Boards Navigate Student Data Privacy Concerns in the Cloud Computing Era

Alexandria, Va. (April 28, 2014) - As school districts increasingly move to cloud computing instead of on-site data storage, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and its Council of School Attorneys (COSA) have released a guide for school boards introducing the legal issues associated with protecting student data and suggesting best practices.  The guide, “Data in the Cloud,” seeks to raise awareness of student data privacy concerns, and to provide a framework for comprehensive student data privacy approaches in school districts.

NSBA issues student data privacy guide in cloud computing era

As school districts increasingly move to cloud computing instead of on-site data storage, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and its Council of School Attorneys (COSA) have released a guide for school boards introducing the legal issues associated with protecting student data and suggesting best practices.

The guide, “Data in the Cloud,” seeks to raise awareness of student data privacy concerns, and to provide a framework for comprehensive student data privacy approaches in school districts.

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