Student Data: Trust, Transparency, and the Role of Consent

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This interesting paper from the Future of Privacy Forum seeks to explore the ever-growing question of privacy, as related to student data in public education. It reviews the various ways that school systems use data, and attempts to weigh the need for those uses against parent and student privacy interests. It also explores the impact of federal privacy laws on this question, and concludes with the recommendation that privacy concerns should be addressed in a manner designed to protect all students, rather than in a manner that relies on parental consent and choice. Read it here.