Report: Few districts have full-time role focused on student privacy

March 1, 2019


Education has not only become data-driven; in many ways, it has also arguably become more data-dependent. Schools are constantly collecting student data — social security numbers, family information, medical history, educational status and, in some cases, financial details. While schools intend to protect all this valuable data, at least 122 cybersecurity threats or breaches were reported in K-12 schools last year. And experts believe this is just the tip of the iceberg, with EdTech Strategies President Doug Levin suggesting there could have been as much as 20 times as many unreported incidents.

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