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- This is a growing concern for parents.
- Cloud computing, mobile data, and apps are the big drivers in this area for student data privacy.
- "Free apps"--run by businesses that are collecting data--are collecting student data that they can use.
- 3 buckets of issues:
- Comply with federal laws. Very few school districts have a chief privacy officer. Those in Technology are being asked to protect student data. CoSN has a few resources. If you're just complying, this doesn't inspire confidence for parents.
- Aspirational Practices [professional development]
- Communication - Keep communication transparent and clear.
- Why are we collecting data?
- Clarify fundamental beliefs the school district has?
- Top 10 Security Tips for Educators - This is a short list of items I put together after chatting with different folks, as well as reflecting on my own practices.
- Nine Simple Steps to Safeguarding Sensitive Data - An overview of steps for educators; this is adapted from the work of a school district.
- 3 Steps to Encrypting/Decrypting - A quick tutorial of several simple tools you can use to encrypt/decrypt emails, files, and folders across mobile devices and your computer. This obviously isn't the same thing as the student data privacy (which requires an enterprise level conversation), but is a key component.
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