This Week in Student Privacy: 7/7
SIIA releases “Vision K-20” report at ISTE 2015
At ISTE 2015, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) released “a new analysis of how educators view their schools' and districts' use of technology and student data.” The report “measures schools' and colleges' self-reported progress toward technology and e-learning adoption.” According to the report, “[t]he top two most important ways digital student data is currently used [...] is to ‘track student performance’ and to ‘improve instruction[,]’” and that “[s]ecurity-related benchmarks continue to rate highly with only a small gap between current and ideal levels among both K-12 and Postsecondary[.]” While security is a “[benchmark] which educators widely expect to be standard practice,” Postsecondary educators feel it necessary that “[d]igital student achievement data [be] always available to guide classroom instruction.” Overall, the report concludes that “[e]ducators in both K-12 and Postsecondary have a desire to integrate technology at a deeper and broader level, and recognize the need for support and assistance to make that happen.”
- University of Oregon rape case spurs reexamination of FERPA and HIPAA in Oregon: "Student Medical Privacy Rules Tightened Up" (The Lund Report), "Privacy laws could see overhaul on campuses" (Education Dive).
- Huffington Post: "Fordham, Education Department Sued Over Student’s Mental Health Records”
- Market Watch: "CA Technologies Gains Approval for Comprehensive Global Data Protection and Privacy Framework"
- EdSurge on educators’ opinions of student data: "How Do Educators feel about the student privacy debate? From the Floor of ISTE 2015”
- The Guardian plans to host a debate (Friday, July 10) on Universities’ collection of student data: "Should universities collect personal data to monitor their students? - live chat"
This update was compiled by Jeremiah Milbauer, with help from Paulina Haduong and Hannah Offer. Jeremiah is a rising freshman at the University of Chicago and an intern for the Student Privacy Initiative. Hannah is a rising freshman at Yale University.