The Student Data Minefield
Informational Forum on Student Data Privacy
Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT
January 21st 12:00 – 2:00
The explosion in student data mining beyond the classroom poses great risk to the safety, privacy, and civil liberties of children and families. The potential for such data to undermine instruction and compromise the privacy of students and teachers is very real. But, understanding and addressing the data privacy issue can seem overwhelming.
CEA is organizing this informational forum to help parents, policymakers, and others increase their knowledge and awareness of the these critical issues involving student privacy and data mining of educational records. Building knowledge and awareness of student privacy practices and pitfalls will help parents, educators, and state and local policymakers better navigate decisions affecting educational records.
Khaliah Barnes, Associate Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Director of the EPIC Student Privacy Project, Washington DC
Cameron Russell, Executive Director, Center on Law and Information Policy Fordham University School of Law
Leonie Haimson, Founder, Parent Coalition for Student Privacy
Brian Kelly, Chief Information Security Officer, Quinnipiac University
WHO is collecting teacher and student data?
WHO can get it?
WHAT are the risks?
WHAT has changed?
WHAT is FERPA?
HOW have other states acted to increase data protections?
WHAT can parents, legislators, educators, and local communities do?
This forum is open to all legislators and the public. To register and send questions to the guest speakers visit http://www.regonline.com/studentdataminefield.