This Week in Student Privacy: 7/14
The Development of a Trusted Learning Environment
Collectively, 28 school districts and school-based organizations have founded a new initiative, the Trusted Learning Environment. CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) has launched this national endeavor with AASA – The School Superintendents Association, ASBO International (the Association of School Business Officials International), and ASCD (the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) in order to “allow school system leaders to communicate their privacy efforts to parents, communities and other stakeholders and assure the school system is adhering to best practices and taking steps in the right direction.” In order to “create more trust around the use of #studentdata,” the Trusted Learning Environment will “create [a] seal and establish criteria for schools nationwide to follow.”
We will continue to follow the development and crystallization of CoSN’s TLE initiative.
- CBC News on how a Canadian Court sets foundation for class action against privacy violations: “Student loan data breach class action lawsuit can expand, Federal Court rules”
- Edweek on Data Quality Campaign’s newly released video and infographic which help define student data.
- Out-Law: “Internet of things will ‘aggravate’ data privacy compliance problems, Ofcom-commissioned study finds”
- National Law Review: “Data Privacy Alert 6 July 2015”
- The Senate is set to vote today to overhaul No Child Left behind; update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: “House passes ESEA rewrite , Senate still debating,” (Education Dive), and “Monday: No Child Left Behind, Hurricane Sandy” (The Hill).
- Data Quality Campaign’s EdData Privacy Update
- Lexology: “Delaware student Data Privacy Protection Act awaits Governor’s signature”
- Inside Higher Ed: “Requiring a Red Flag”
- Casper Star Tribune: “Lawmakers seek to ban disclosure of student emails”
- Naked Security: “It’s time we stopped calling millennials ‘dumb’ about data privacy”
- EdTech Magazine: “Greater Transparency Needed on Student Data Governance, Risks”
- Frederick News-Post: “Frederick Board of Education talks extracurricular eligibility, student data privacy”
- Greenwich Free Press discusses unexpected invocation of FERPA in arbitration: “Twist to Yoon Hearings: Superintendent Seeks to Close Portions to Public”
- Wallace Hall seeks access to FERPA protected data as “[j]uvenile behavior distracts from key issues in Board of Regents saga.” (The Daily Texan)
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.