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I’ve been a teacher for the past 15 years, and I’ve taught in several mediums including live classes and computer-based e-learning. I have come to the conclusion that the most effective factor in education and training is fostering emotional investment.
Simply put, students must care about learning the material. The more they care, the more they learn.
The notion of getting emotional investment from students might sound like simple common sense, but it is often not done …and often not even attempted.
I was recently asked whether I had a list of the various laws, regulations, and industry codes that require privacy and/or data security training. I know about a number of training requirements, but didn’t have a formal list. I realized that such a list would be useful, so I created one with the help of Joe Newman, a former student who now does some work for my company.
The PDF is here. It provides information about each requirement, citations, and quotations of the relevant provisions. Below is a summary. If there are any training requirements we missed, please let me know.
In 2007, Seung Cho, a student at Virginia Tech, killed 32 students and faculty and wounded 17. He then committed suicide.
One of the most troublesome things about this incident was that it might have been prevented if school officials and employees had a better grasp of privacy law. Appointed by the state governor, the Virginia Tech Review Panel issued an extensive report revealing that several University officials and employees knew about Cho’s mental instability but failed to share what they knew with each other. And nobody ever told Cho’s parents about his problems, his stalking of a female student, and his dark writings and erratic behavior. Cho’s parents said that if they had known, they would have taken him home and made him go to therapy. This is what they did when Cho had problems in high school.
We have launched several new privacy training programs, including a series with brief introductions to privacy law. We have completed a privacy training program about US Privacy Law with a video and interactive material / quiz questions. And we just completed a training program about EU Privacy Law. This program has a 7.5 minute video (as well as an abridged version at 4.5 minutes), and there’s a separate excerpt on the Safe Harbor Arrangement for those who only want to cover Safe Harbor in their training programs.