SPI in the News

A selection of Student Privacy Initiative news clippings and coverage

School network consortium partners with Cyberlaw Clinic to create privacy toolkit for school systems | Harvard Law Today, 1 May

“With the help of the Cyberlaw Clinic, the Consortium of School Networks (“CoSN”) has released the Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit. The toolkit, issued in March as part of CoSN’s new Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning initiative, provides an in-depth, step-by-step privacy guide is to help school system leaders navigate complex federal laws and related issues.”

So you’re building an EdTech app? (an intro to data privacy) | Clever blog, 21 April

Clever recommends good practices, points to SPI work: “Consult legal experts well-versed in education. For example, Harvard’s Berkman Center offers a brief on FERPA and COPPA. “

Student Data: Moving Past Transparent to Tangible | edSurge, 19 April

edSurge: “A rapid-fire series of surveys and reports over the past several months (from Common Sense Media on perceptions of student data privacy, Fordham University on flaws in district cloud computing contracts, and Harvard’s Berkman Center on overall issues), combined with understandable parent confusion and concern, has spurred proposed “best practices” for student data storage and use.”

SPI Researcher @LeahAPlunkett on “Zero Tolerance” Tech Policies in Schools | Wired, 13 March

Leah A. Plunkett on why “putting an end to zero tolerance should be a top tech priority.” 

Student Privacy Initiative Featured at Common Sense Media’s School Privacy Zone Summit with @DaliaTopelson | 24 February

Common Sense Media: “to protect students’ data, schools must be privacy zones.”

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