Managing COVID-19 Disruption: Key Student Privacy Requirements Remain Unchanged
As students of all ages urgently transition from a classroom to a virtual environment, concern over the protection of student privacy remains at a high level.
Managing COVID-19 Disruption: FERPA
The Department of Education released guidance for schools subject to FERPA requirements related to implementing plans in response to COVID-19.
California Senate Appropriations Committee Sends Three Postsecondary Bills for Further Action, Shelves Three Others
Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby
The California Senate Appropriations Committee returned from recess on August 12 and resumed discussion of the six remaining higher education bills.
Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA’s New Privacy Rules
On June 27, 2018, the California Legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law on the same day, and the CCPA is set to become effective on January 1, 2020.
Cooley Team at NCSC 2018
Kate Lee Carey and Randy Sabett
The 2018 National Charter Schools Conference is June 17-20 in Austin, TX. The conference brings together more than 4,700 members of the charter school community for learning and networking opportunities.
New Year’s Resolution for Edtech Companies: Get Ready for GDPR
Sarah Pearce, Randy Sabett, Diane Savage and Matt Johnson
January marked the start of the five-month countdown to the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation. This post outlines a five-month plan to help your organization be GDPR-ready.
Avoiding Common Legal Issues at Coding Schools: Data Privacy and Security
The second post in the series on common legal and regulatory pitfalls that alternative education providers must proactively avoid focuses on data privacy and security. Learn more about student data privacy and best practices and policies.
The Top Five Legal Issues for Edtech Startups and Schools
As an attorney who focuses on legal issues relevant to the education sector, I’m often asked about some of the key legal issues in the space—especially for emerging companies who have to be strategic about allocating their time and resources.
Common Sense Media to Grade EdTech Company Privacy Practices
Matt Johnson, Danielle Naftulin and Jay Vaughan
Last week, Common Sense Media (CSM) announced that it is undertaking an ambitious initiative to evaluate and grade the student data privacy practices of EdTech companies that provide products, apps, or services for use in K-12 classrooms.
Safe Harbor Ripples Affect EU Student Data at US Schools
Last week Europe’s highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared invalid a “Safe Harbor” framework whereby personal data could be easily transferred between many European countries and the US.
Student Data Privacy: States Keep Up the Momentum
Matt Johnson and Vince Sampson
While Congress continues to consider (but not act on) nationwide student data privacy initiatives, the states continued to lead the charge in 2015.
Student Data Privacy: The States Are in the Lead
Mike Goldstein, Randy Sabett and Matt Johnson
Student privacy has become a focal point in the education sector. While media attention has largely focused on activities in Washington, we believe it is also critical for schools and Edtech companies to pay closer attention to privacy and security actions at the state level.
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