$20k in damages for cancer sufferer after Comcare privacy breach

Comcare has been ordered to pay $20,000 in damages to a Department of Defence employee after failing to protect her identity in a redacted report […]

Privacy Watchdog Raises Alarms About "Spying" on Students Via Ed Tech

Results from an unscientific survey by the Electronic Frontier Foundation suggest parents and students are worried about surveillance in schools.

How synthetic data can overcome privacy concerns

The promise of big data is a well known one, but privacy concerns can often mean that scientists lack access to the kind of data […]

Ex-FCC Chair Blasts Efforts to Change Lifeline, Net Neutrality, Privacy Rules

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler blasted his Republican successor, accusing him of using "smokescreens" and "double speak" on key issues affecting K-12 schools.

Introducing the K-12 Cyber Incident Map

There remains much folklore about the practice, promise, and potential of using technology in K-12 education. With our eyes trained to the digital heavens, it […]

When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students

Editor’s note: The following is a discussion between Data & Society Research Institute researchers Monica Bulger and Mikaela Pitcan and Jade Davis, associate director of Digital […]

Does GDPR do enough to police AI?

Algorithms are increasingly powerful, and researchers have recently been grappling with how they can operate ethically, and effectively, in society. The broad consensus to date […]

Learning Seat Elearning Updates – February 2017

This month we’re excited to be launching new elearning courses, our updatedCompliance Essentials New Zealand suite, and more! Get excited – we have launched brand new […]

Safely Guiding Students on Learning Journey

I remember the first year I started teaching. It was exhilarating and confusing and led me to a mini-existential crisis of sorts that I imagine […]

Phishing Scam Targets School Employees' Information

The IRS is warning school districts to watch out for official-looking emails that ask for copies of employees' W-2 forms.

New Autopsy of inBloom Re-ignites Old Debates About Sharing Student Data

Three years after inBloom's demise, the ed-tech sector is still struggling to make sense of what went wrong - and how to address persistent data-sharing […]

How does GDPR impact the healthcare sector?

Data protection regulations define how an individual’s personal information can be used by organisations, businesses, or the government. The misuse of an individual’s healthcare data […]

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