The Intersection of Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Making the Case for Student Data Privacy

  • Overview
  • Student Data Privacy Challenges
  • The value of student data
  • The cost and risk of poor data governance

Building a Culture of Data Governance

  • Explaining How Education Data Supports Student Success
  • Trust and Transparency
  • Defining Your Data Governance Program
  • A Trusted Learning Environment

Introduction to the Legal Landscape

  • Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA)
  • Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Parents' Rights and Federal Regulation
  • State Level Considerations

Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

  • Defining the Educational Record
  • Exceptions Overview
  • Digging into some of the “Other Exceptions”
  • Documenting Disclosures
  • Parent's Rights

FERPA and the School Officials Exception

  • The School Officials' Exception
  • Establishing a Balanced Perspective
  • Obtaining Consent from Parents
  • Concerns Over Obtaining Parental Consent and Having Parents Opt Out

Applying Federal Regulations

  • Establishing a Balanced Perspective
  • Understanding Metadata and De-identification
  • Using data respectfully
  • Understanding the Research and the Studies Exception

The Procurement Process

  • Considering External Providers for Instructional Resources
  • Questions to Ask Online Service Providers
  • Specifying Security Standards in Contracts
  • Ensuring parental rights and your FERPA compliance
  • Privacy Challenges and Free Online Apps
  • Demystifying the Negotiation Process
  • The Student Privacy Pledge and other vetting resources

The Intersection of Data Privacy & Security

  • Data Breaches and Privacy Implications
  • Responding to Data Privacy Incidents

Creating a Policy Framework that Works

  • Assessing (or Creating) Your Policies
  • For School Board and Others
  • Communicating Regulations and Policies to Employees

Building an Awareness Program

  • Identifying your stakeholders’ training needs
  • The adult learner
  • Developing your Awareness Program

If you have a group interested in taking this course, we will gladly facilitate it. We can also arrange to provide materials for in-house facilitated courses for your group. The minimum group size is ten people. Questions?, Jill Brown, PhD, Director of Professional Learning