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Are We Doing Enough to Protect Student Data?

The issue of data privacy touches a nerve for many, triggering visions of an internet-era Big Brother beyond Orwell’s wildest predictions. And no privacy issue raises an emotional response—or requires a thoughtful approach—more than the sensitive information compiled about America’s kids, said Charley Locke for edSurge.

What kinds of data are we talking about? edSurge provided a helpful graphic breaking down three types of student data--personally identifiable information, de-identified data (where identifying information is removed) and aggregate data (with no identifying information).

To address widespread concerns about student data safety, data platform company Clever and digital safety nonprofit iKeepSafe hosted a roundtable of over 300 representatives from technology companies, nonprofit organizations and four school districts across the nation.

Want to hear what everyone had to say? Read the full story.

Article by Celine Provini, EducationWorld Editor

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