In the growing hubbub around student data privacy and security, it can be hard for edtech companies to identify concrete steps to demonstrate their commitment to protecting student information. But last week, Clever made a commitment to transparency by making their privacy policies open source, posting the policy on GitHub so anyone can track changes.
Carroll warns that open sourcing terms is no panacea for the issues around protecting student data privacy. “This is not going to solve the problem--we need to change our policies, our practices,” he explains. “But this can make the problem more visible and more tangible.”