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5 Things School Officials Must Know About Privacy

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by Daniel J. Solove

I have produced a new short video for the newly-launched education privacy website of SafeGov. The site is called, and it contains a wonderful array of resources for parents, school officials, and policymakers regarding education privacy issues.

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Student Privacy in Peril: Massive Data Gathering With Inadequate Privacy and Security

In October, personal financial data — including social security numbers, loan repayment histories and bank-routing numbers – of thousands of college students was exposed on the Department of Education’s (ED) direct loan website. For seven minutes, anyone surfing the direct loan website could find personal information about students who had borrowed from the Department of Education.

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