Schools and Student Data Privacy: Needs Improvement
Department:Center for Information Technology Policy
Audience:Open to the Public
Center for Information Technology Policy
Welcome speaker: Cecilia E. Rouse, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School. Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education. Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School.
Schools across the country are rapidly adopting new technological tools and cloud services to support their educational missions. To use these online services, schools transfer large quantities of student personal data including transcript information, homework essays, lunchroom purchases and even student weight to third party providers. What can the providers do with the student information? Does the law protect the privacy of the data? Do school districts assure the protection of the data they transfer or is student privacy lost in the cloud? Join CITP’s visiting professor and two key stakeholders for a disconcerting look at the state of privacy protection and a positive look at possible future solutions.