Facial Recognition Tech in Schools Prompts Lawsuit, Renewed Racial Bias Concerns

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state education department's decision to approve the Lockport school district's facial recognition system.

Zoom Unveils New Privacy and Security Features to Address Hacking Issues

The company has agreed to a host of new security features for all nationwide users, including password-protected invitations and giving meeting hosts control over private […]

Thousands of Schools Are Falling Short on Students' Data Privacy Rights, Report Says

Parents and students can opt out from schools disclosing personal information, but many schools don't make that option clear to families.

Federal Privacy Protections Would Extend to Older Children Under New Bill

Older children would be protected by the same online privacy laws that apply to younger kids, under a bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House […]

10 Things to Know About California's New Data Privacy Law

A new law in California strengthens privacy protections for consumers, including children under 16, but leaves open some questions for K-12 educators.

N.Y. District Will Use Facial Recognition Software, Despite Big Privacy Concerns

A New York State school district has announced it will begin using controversial facial recognition software for school safety purposes, over the strenuous objections of […]

How to Help Educational Technologies Talk to Each Other

The Consortium for School Networking has launched a toolkit to help school districts improve their ability for systems and applications to easily share content.

Malware Attack Prompts School District Closure: K-12 Cyber Disruptions Rising

The Flagstaff Unified School District in Arizona is just the latest to fall victim to a cybersecurity attack so disruptive it forced schools to close.

Texas Law Requires Districts to Plan for Cyberattacks. Will Other States Follow?

The law is one of the few state state-level policies taking responsibility for the growing online threat.

Here's What an Update of a Key U.S. Privacy Law Could Mean for Schools

In the era of YouTube, Fortnite, and Snapchat, does one of the main federal laws protecting online privacy for kids under 13 need a makeover?

Audit: Maryland Dept. Did Not Properly Store Data for 1.4 Million Students

The Maryland State Department of Education "inappropriately stored" personal information of 1.4 million students and more than 230,000 teachers, leaving them vulnerable to potential bad […]

Civil Rights Groups Sound Alarm Over Florida School-Safety Database

Citing Education Week's reporting, the ACLU and nearly three dozen other groups asked Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis to immediately halt construction of the new statewide […]

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