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Education Privacy in Peril

Education Privacy

I have been spending a lot of time examining education privacy lately, and there are some very troubling things going on in this field.   At a general level, schools lack much sophistication in how they handle privacy issues.  Other industry sectors that handle sensitive personal data have Chief Privacy Officers and a comprehensive privacy program.  […]

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Too Much Privacy for the Virginia Tech Shooter?

Virginia Tech Shooter

Marc Fisher, a Washington Post columnist, has a column in the Washington Post complaining about how privacy laws are getting in the way of the investigation into the background of the Virginia Tech Shooter. He writes: […]

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Freakonomics, The Apprentice, Student Grades, and Privacy

Freakonomics Apprentice Privacy

The ending of this season’s The Apprentice (with Donald Trump) has everybody talking. Rebecca Jarvis and Randal Pinkett were the finalists, both of whom Trump thought were outstanding stars. He hired Randal and later asked Randal whether he should also hire Rebecca. Randal said “no” because “there can be only one Apprentice” and the show is called […]

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