Category: Privacy

Privacy content from Leo Nelson

Ello – Your Social Network is Owned by Advertisers

Your social network is owned by advertisers. Every post you share, every friend you make and every link you follow is tracked, recorded and converted into data. Advertisers buy your data so they can show you more ads. You are the product that’s bought and sold. We believe there is a better way. We believe in audacity. We believe in beauty, simplicity and transparency. We believe that the people who make things and the people who use them should be in partnership. We believe a social network can be a tool for empowerment. Not a tool to deceive, coerce and manipulate but a place to connect, create and celebrate life. You are not a product.

– Ello manifesto.

Guide to Student Data Privacy

An excellent list of helpful references and resources for student data privacy from Data Quality Campaign compiled by EdSurge.

If you’re looking for more background information on the issue, check out the resources over at the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), a nonpartisan national advocacy nonprofit which aims to build productive conversations around how data is used in education to improve student achievement. In its resources section, DQC offers a range of tools to help you thoroughly understand why companies and districts collect student data and what follow up questions you should be asking. Here are a few of the DQC’s resources that we’ve found most useful

Data Breach Checklist

TheUS Department of Education Data Breach Response Checklist:

This publication provides educational agencies and institutions with a checklist of critical breach response components and steps to assist stakeholder organizations in building a comprehensive data breach response capability. The checklist is meant to be used as a general example illustrating some current industry best practices in data breach response and mitigation applicable to education community.

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