MarketScale | The State of K-12 Cyber Safety & Security: Student Data Privacy in Remote Learning

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.


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