Online data, whether it is employee data or student data, is not 100 percent safe which is why schools should be extremely limited in what they store online.
Mary Byrne and Cheri Kiesecker: Invisible analytics, profiling, sharing or selling of data collected without consent or knowledge makes every Internet user vulnerable.
Students and staff in a Missouri school district learned that their district-issued Google Drive accounts have been collecting personal data without their knowledge.
Jane Robbins: Individuals should be free to accomplish their own dreams by virtue of their unique characteristics. Impersonal algorithms should not block that chance.
Norfolk Public Schools in Virginia illegally posted dozens of students’ private health information online, as part of the district’s crisis plans The Virginian Pilot reports.
A class action lawsuit was filed against ACT by a group of disabled students and parents of disabled students for release of their disability status.
The New York Times reports that information on school websites is not as safe as one would think. Most tracking scripts on school websites are benign, but not always.
What a Georgia Parent discovered should be a warning to all parents of school-age children: Monitor everything that goes on in the classroom.
Natasha Singer in The New York Times wrote about how student data collected by the College Board through surveys connected with the SAT and PSAT.
A study from Fordham Law School’s Center on Law and Information Policy uncovered and documented an overall lack of transparency in the student information commercial marketplace and an absence of law to protect student information.