Ed Tech, Data and Student Privacy

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2014
The arrival of new technologies in the field of education presents tremendous opportunities as well as privacy risks. Education technologies (ed tech) include personalized learning and the use of data to measure student and school performance; tablets and social networks used by teachers and students; and massive open online courses (MOOCs) attended by hundreds of thousands students worldwide. They allow schools to customize programs tailored to individual students; make education more collaborative and engaging through social media, gamification and learning management systems; and facilitate access to education for anyone with an Internet connection. At the same time, the confluence of enhanced data collection with highly sensitive, sometimes fateful information about children and teens makes for a combustive mix from a privacy perspective. This session will focus on responsible use of ed tech, examining how schools, school districts and vendors can comply with COPPA and FERPA while also developing best practices to protect students’ personal information.

Larry Magid, Co-Director, ConnectSafety.org Presenters: Andrew Bloom, CIPP/US, CIPP/IT, McGraw-Hill Education; Jules Polonetsky, CIPP/US, Future of Privacy Forum; Kathleen Styles, CIPP/G, U.S. Department of Education.