Irish DPC launches public consultation of children's data rights

(Dec 20, 2018) The Irish Data Protection Commission has launched a public consultation on children’s data protection rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, The Irish Times reports. The consultation will have two parts: one focused on children and another focused on adults. The DPC seeks submissions from students, parents, educators and organizations that process children’s information. The agency will take the responses it receives from children and adults to create guidance materials, as well... Read More

Op-ed: Why the US must protect children's privacy in school

(Dec 14, 2018) In an op-ed for The New York Times, Dipayan Ghosh and Jim Steyer write that as the U.S. government begins addressing the impact of the tech sector on personal privacy, they must make a collective effort to specifically protect children’s privacy. As tech companies become further ingrained in the education system, they write that concerns have been raised over the “illegitimate sharing of and access to student data” and add “we cannot allow the industry to overtake the American classroom.” The au... Read More

Op-ed: 2019 may be the year for student data privacy legislation

(Dec 12, 2018) In an op-ed for EdSurge, PlayWell Founder Linnette Attai writes that industry and education institutions have realized there is much to be done on student data privacy legislation and that 2019 may be the year for renewed activity. Attai notes that as anticipation grows for federal privacy legislation, lawmakers are increasingly focused on protecting the privacy of people under 16. She also points to the fact that there is a growing awareness of responsible data collection. Finally, Attai highli... Read More

ICO fines ex-headteacher for illegal upload of children's data

(Dec 6, 2018) The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office has fined a former headteacher for illegally processing school children’s personal data. The headteacher uploaded sensitive personal data from the two previous schools he worked at onto the Isleworth Town Primary School server. Darren Harrison was suspended from his role as deputy head of Isleworth. In an interview with the ICO, Harrison did not offer a valid explanation for the information appearing on the Isleworth server. The headteacher was fine 700... Read More

School considers MOU to grant police access to surveillance footage

(Dec 6, 2018) Santa Fe Public Schools are considering entering a memorandum of understanding with law enforcement to allow police access to campus surveillance cameras during emergency situations, the Albuquerque Journal reports. The school’s superintendent explained that currently, a “gentleman’s agreement” exists to allow police in certain situations. Attorney Geno Zamora addressed the school board to raise privacy concerns and speak about the impact such an agreement could have on the Family Education Righ... Read More

NLTA asks Supreme Court to weigh in on public servants' salary disclosures

(Nov 30, 2018) The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association wants the Supreme Court of Canada to determine whether the salaries of public servants within the province should be available to the public, CBC News reports. The province’s Court of Appeal overturned a lower court’s decision, ruling the names of public servants are required to be released with salary information under access-to-information laws. The case "directly affects thousands of public servants in Newfoundland and Labrador, and by estab... Read More

La Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) y la Agencia Española de Protección de Datos elaboran conjuntamente un programa formativo modular

(Nov 20, 2018) Una de las funciones que asigna el Reglamento General de Protección de Datos (RGPD) al delegado de protección de datos es su formación permanente. Además obliga a las organizaciones a que les faciliten todos los recursos necesarios para actualizar sus conocimientos. Para contribuir a este objetivo, la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) y la Agencia Española de Protección de Datos han elaborado conjuntamente un programa formativo modular que permite a estudiantes de postgrado y ... Read More

La Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) y la Agencia Española de Protección de Datos elaboran conjuntamente un programa formativo modular

(Nov 20, 2018) El Reglamento General de Protección de Datos de la Unión Europea en muchos temas no ha variado sustancialmente respecto a la normativa anterior, así se han mantenido determinadas obligaciones para los responsables de tratamientos y, a las personas, se les sigue reconociendo los derechos. Sin embargo, la principal novedad para los responsables del tratamiento de datos de carácter personal es cómo abordar la adaptación de sus organizaciones -públicas o privadas-, a lo dispuesto por la legislación ... Read More

Sens. ask FTC to investigate advertising in children's apps

(Nov 14, 2018) Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate advertising in children’s apps, Gizmodo reports. In their letter to the FTC, the senators write some of the marketing techniques used in the apps violate Section 5 of the FTC Act. The senators cited several examples of exploitative advertising currently used in children’s apps and have given the agency until Dec. 4 to respond to their letter. “The FTC has a st... Read More