Threats to student data privacy have received considerable attention recently...
Educational solutions at local levels are increasingly deployed in the cloud, managed by third party entities, and are being taken to “privacy tasks” by the huge influx of small applications entering the enterprise. Numerous other factors introduce new concerns about who might be granted (or otherwise obtain) access to student health records, discipline actions or other identification (ex: name, address and phone) information. Conversely, there is potential data available in these applications including performance, student developed content, etc. that would be valuable to collect as part of a larger portfolio for the learner.
The Access 4 Learning Community is a unique blend of schools, regional support entities, government agencies, and vendors coming together to discuss and develop privacy technical “blueprints” for marketplace solutions and effective practices to better enable schools to perform their critical data steward roles. The Community is addressing the real-world issues surrounding privacy being confronted by practitioners through two mechanisms:
SIF Technical Specifications empowering Privacy via:
The Data Privacy Task Force Privacy Artifacts Volume 1:
DOWNLOAD: Data Privacy Task Force Artifacts