by Katie Fritchen, for MarketScale
Districts are struggling to address the unique challenges presented by student data privacy in today’s remote learning environments.
A white paper by McGraw-Hill Education defines student data privacy as, “…the use, collection, handling, and governance of students’ personally identifiable information (PII).” The white paper identifies specific types of information including:
- Name and address
- Student ID
- Login information
- Academic, health, and disciplinary records
- Demographics and birthdate
This type of information is interesting to a variety of users, some criminal, and others (unfortunately) not so much. The issue of why student data privacy is important can generally be boiled down to two reasons.