Protecting Student Privacy in a Digital Age

February 29, 2016

Key Takeaways for Superintendents and CTOs

  • Protecting student privacy is of growing importance in a digital age.
  • District administrators and school board members have a responsibility to evaluate the district's methods for storing and sharing student data.
  • Student healthcare data is particularly sensitive and now falls under the protection of FERPA (not HIPAA).
  • District administrators need to be mindful of the pitfalls of sharing student survey data, using free software solutions, and can consider app filtering.

Dr. Lawrence Borland is not only the school board president for the Franklin Regional School District in Pennsylvania, he’s also a self-described “privacy guy.” That’s why he has become very involved in how and why the district releases any information about its students.

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Topics: Superintendents, Privacy, CTO, EdTech News and Info, Franklin Regional School District, Pennsylvania