General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance note

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all […]

U.S. House Hearing on Algorithms & Big Data: 5 Takeaways for Schools

Massive data collection and algorithmic bias are big concerns with no easy answers, experts told the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

Luxembourg and Cyber-Security: HOW did it START?

.   . Luxembourg and Cyber-Security: HOW did it START? . Luxembourg, a tiny country with ONLY 590.667 inhabitants (January 2017) in the heart of […]

Podcast: “Protecting Your Childrens’ Privacy against Google, Facebook…and their Schools”

The Complete Privacy and Security Podcast is a joint effort of Michael Bazzell and Justin Carroll. Together, they wrote the “The Complete Privacy & Security Desk […]

Ad Tracking and Education

Tracking users for the purpose of targeted advertising is the dominant business model of the the web as we know it. In exchange for free […]

How Moodle is gearing up for Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? #Moodle

In May 2018, all European people or organizations that stores or processes personal information have to comply the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). […]

The Reason for a Hiatus

Loyal readers may notice that the weekly round-up of news stories and commentary – A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News – has been on […]

NEW Words, Trends to Know and to LEARN about in 21st Century

. . NEW Words, Trends to Know and to LEARN about in 21st Century Are YOU feeling overwhelmed with strange words, NEW trends, when you […]

Dismantling the fear of “What if students see something bad online?”

In a recent workshop I was leading with teachers, the inevitable question came up. We were looking at Google Maps Street View, discussing how it […]

In the News: On School Surveillance Threats

As quoted in: Abamu, Jenny. “Why the State of Surveillance in Schools Might Lead to the Next Equifax Disaster.” EdSurge. 19 September 2017. However, privacy […]

Everything’s Bigger in Texas…Including (Maybe) the Data Breaches

A data breach by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) offers a cautionary tale about how K-12 school districts and their vendors should communicate […]

The NHS Needs To Get To Grips With Patient Privacy

I’ve written extensively about the importance of health data in the past year, with tremendous improvements in diagnostics, management and treatment of conditions possible, especially […]

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