PRIVACY + SECURITY BLOG

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FERPA Whiteboard and FERPA Interactive Whiteboard

FERPA Whiteboard - TeachPrivacy FERPA Training

Recently, I created two new FERPA training resources. FERPA Whiteboard I created a 1-page visual summary of FERPA, which I call the FERPA Whiteboard.  The idea was to summarize HIPAA in a concise and visually-engaging way.  You can download a PDF handout version here.  We’ve been licensing it to many organizations for training and awareness purposes. […]

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K-12 Schools Must Teach Data Privacy and Security

By Daniel J. Solove It is essential that children learn about data privacy and security.  Their lives will be fully enveloped by technologies that involve data.  But far too little about these topics is currently taught in most schools.  Fortunately, there is a solution, one that I’m proud to have been involved in creating.  The […]

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Big Data and Our Children’s Future: On Reforming FERPA

by Daniel J. Solove Last week, the White House released its report, Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values. My reaction to it is mixed. The report mentions some concerns about privacy with Big Data and suggests some reforms, but everything is stated so mildly, in a way designed to please everyone. The report is painted […]

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The Battle for Leadership in Education Privacy Law: Will California Seize the Throne?

by Daniel J. Solove This post was co-authored by Professor Paul Schwartz, Berkeley Law School. Education was one of the first areas where privacy was regulated by a federal statute. Passed in the early 1970s, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was on the frontier of federal privacy regulation. But now it is […]

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5 Things School Officials Must Know About Privacy

Video 5 Things School Officials Must Know About Privacy

by Daniel J. Solove I have produced a new short video called 5 Things School Officials Must Know About Privacy.  The video addresses the most important points that school officials should know when it comes to privacy. These points are: Protecting privacy involves much more than following FERPA. Just because software and services can do […]

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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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