Privacy and Data Protection in Academia
Universities around the world are adding privacy curricula in their law, business and computer science schools. The IAPP’s Westin Research Center has catalogued these programs with the aim of promoting, catalyzing and supporting academia’s growing efforts to build an on-ramp to the privacy profession.
US schools and control over ed tech providers
Schwarz Group Managing Partner Joel Schwarz, CIPP/G, writes portions of FERPA are outdated, particularly as ed tech providers today gather “enormous amounts of data, often without anyone’s knowledge.” More effective, transparent control is needed, he said.
The IAPP has created a fund to support students who are identified by their professors as future leaders in the field of privacy or data protection. Participating professors will each select one student who will be awarded a Westin Scholar Award.