Colleges need more data to help student parents, study finds

by Emily Bamforth

The advocacy group Generation Hope says institutions should collect more data to help student parents, who are at high risk of dropping out.

Lawmakers investigate tech companies' student data collection, usage

by Ryan Johnston

Three senators sent letters to more than 50 educational technology and data analytics companies to investigate their data collection practices.

FTC's 'Safeguards Rule' cybersecurity proposal may burden higher ed

by Colin Wood

Higher education institutions have until Aug. 2 to comment on rule changes that would rapidly require extensive new cybersecurity programs.

Education Department's FERPA guide intended to end confusion over student data privacy law

by Betsy Foresman

The Education secretary acknowledged confusion around student data privacy, but said a new FAQ could help illuminate things.

5 privacy considerations before trying new edtech in the classroom

by Susan M. Bearden

Student privacy becomes less overwhelming when teachers consider a few key tips, says Susan M. Bearden of the Future of Privacy Forum.

AI in classrooms can raise red flags on privacy

by Patience Wait

In a new resource, CoSN notes AI’s promise, but cautions that FERPA, COPPA and state-level requirements must be considered in advance.

Data defense: Four ways online education can avoid Facebook's fallibility

by Jarrod Morgan

Commentary: The Cambridge Analytica incident acts as a wakeup call for everyday internet users, including those in higher education.

Tennessee education official: States need federal guidance on student data privacy

by Cassandra Stephenson

A hearing on education research and student privacy highlighted the need for FERPA updates and increased support.

CoSN releases updated toolkit for privacy protection in schools

by Emily Tate

The latest version of the toolkit will help school leaders navigate key federal privacy policies and protect their students' data.