Privacy News, Reports, Papers
Where to begin when the horse seems to have bolted? Safeguarding your children's personal data in the digital world will bring longer term rewards. We are adding resources here for parents and students, educators, and policy makers interested in better safeguarding students' data privacy.
Tools and Tips for Reviewing Your Data Privacy
For parents wanting to minimise commercial data collection from their children....
Private Equity Firm Is Amassing Companies That Collect Data on America’s Children. Given the unregulated nature of EdTech in schools across many countries this article should motivate us to think critically about the role of data collection and analytics in children's education.
College Prep Software Naviance Is Selling Advertising Access to Millions of Students: A good example of how educational institutions can use commercial software providers in ways that discriminate and affect individual student opportunities, through biased advertising of educational opportunities.
Is Predictive Modelling simply a bias template for racial and socio-economic disadvantage?
"Dropout Early Warning System (DEWS), an ensemble of machine learning algorithms that use historical data—such as students’ test scores, disciplinary records, free or reduced lunch-price status, and race—to predict how likely each sixth through ninth grader in the state is to graduate from high school on time." Read the full article here.
ORGANISATIONS WITH PRIVACY RIGHTS, RESEARCH, AND ADVOCACY