FEATURE: Summit Report: Data Privacy and Identity Management Best Practices

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School and district leaders met in Chicago in June, before the ISTE 2018 conference, to discuss some of the important issues they’re facing today. Data security and identity management are at the top of the list. In considering what some of their biggest challenges are in the area of privacy and security, technology leaders shared some best practices:

Student data privacy management resources that Summit attendees have found helpful include:

EdPrivacy by Education Framework: The world’s first student data privacy management system that helps K–12 school districts proactively protect student data, engage parents in the privacy conversation, and manage privacy obligations with transparency and accountability. 

Data Quality Campaign: The nation’s leading voice on education data policy and use. The organization’s goals are to increase public understanding of the value of education data; ensure that all stakeholders have timely access to the right information; and improve the capacity of, and conditions for, teachers and school leaders to use data.

Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC): The US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences’ National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has established the center to be a “one-stop” resource for education stakeholders to learn about data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices related to student-level longitudinal data systems.