Policy

The Sum of All Fears (Around Student Data Privacy)

Jun 29, 2015

DATA PRIVACY SUMMARY: First The New York Times brought us "No Child Left Untableted," looking at Amplify's efforts to put tablets in schools. Now comes the sequel, "No Child Left Un-Mined." This latest headline play on the name of the controversial education bill comes courtesy of The Intercept, the new news outlet founded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The piece tidily sums up many of the fears and concerns around the mis-use and vulnerability of educational data at the hands of companies. Those who have been following the student data privacy and security debate will find familiar names and themes: inBloom, FERPA, the Student Privacy Pledge, and the danger of over-regulating data usage. 

Policy

The Sum of All Fears (Around Student Data Privacy)

Jun 29, 2015

DATA PRIVACY SUMMARY: First The New York Times brought us "No Child Left Untableted," looking at Amplify's efforts to put tablets in schools. Now comes the sequel, "No Child Left Un-Mined." This latest headline play on the name of the controversial education bill comes courtesy of The Intercept, the new news outlet founded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The piece tidily sums up many of the fears and concerns around the mis-use and vulnerability of educational data at the hands of companies. Those who have been following the student data privacy and security debate will find familiar names and themes: inBloom, FERPA, the Student Privacy Pledge, and the danger of over-regulating data usage. 

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