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Student Data Exposed and For Sale

Two articles about student data recently came to my attention.  I thought I would share them here for those who are interested. Schoolzilla ‘File Configuration Error’ Exposes Data for More than 1.3M Students, Staff tells about a researcher discovering that … Continue reading

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Student Data: The Troubling New Currency | Part 2

This is the second part of a four part video series featuring Kirsten Lombard and Lynn Taylor with Mary Black moderating. The following information about this video is provided on YouTube: Student Data: The Troubling New Currency. No child’s data … Continue reading

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“Spying on Students”: New Report Details Threats to Student Privacy

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published a report called Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy. The report is free of incomprehensible technical jargon, making it easy to read and understand. The EFF conducted a survey on student … Continue reading

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SAT Season is Here–Beware

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Many school districts in the state administer the SAT. Check your school and district calendars for SAT administration dates if it is administered at your local high schools. Unwittingly, the majority of students provide personal information to the College Board … Continue reading

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Why Privacy Matters

A number of articles related to privacy, student privacy, data collection, and data mining are posted on this site.  If interested, you can do a search using the search box in the right hand column. The other day, a friend … Continue reading

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McGroarty Testifies Against Expanded College-Workforce Data Dossier

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Karen R. Effrem, MD – President, Education Liberty Watch Emmett McGroarty, director of education at the American Principles Project testified at the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) about the highly dangerous idea of creating a longitudinal higher education/workforce database.  This … Continue reading

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Hi-Tech Education vs. Student Privacy

PBS News Hour featured “Why digital education could be a double-edged sword” in their “Making the Grade” segment recently. Published on Apr 5, 2016 Public education is becoming increasingly digitized — these days, schools can compile everything from a student’s … Continue reading

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