Privacy & Security
Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to protect sensitive information and keep students safe online
- Privacy & Security As Cyberattacks Mount, Lawmakers Double Their Efforts to Protect SchoolsBut the legislative push is not matched by funds to build better cyber defenses.Privacy & Security 3 Superintendents Share Cybersecurity Best PracticesCyberattacks cause major disruptions to learning, but school districts are still struggling to put in place effective protections.Privacy & Security Saturn Is a New App for High Schoolers. Here’s Why It Has Educators ConcernedSaturn is billed as a time-management app, but experts see potential privacy concerns in allowing it broad access to students' schedules.Privacy & Security Q&A AI Is Making Data Literacy a 'Survival Skill' That Schools Must Teach, Experts ArgueA new survey found that more than two-thirds of U.S. adults don't understand how their data is being used.Privacy & Security Nonprofit Uses Halloween Run-Up to Showcase 'Scary' Privacy Issues in Learning AppsSelling data for targeted advertising, sharing it with third party vendors, and vague data privacy policies raise concerns, nonprofit says.Privacy & Security E-Rate Money for Cybersecurity? Schools Want It to Be a Top Funding PriorityThe federal E-rate program has the potential to help schools build better defenses against cyberattacks.Privacy & Security Cybersecurity Is the Top Priority for Ed-Tech Officials. Funding Doesn’t Match the DemandThere is a growing gap between the rising threat of cyberattacks and the lack of state resources to protect schools from those attacks.Privacy & Security Schools Are a Top Target of Ransomware Attacks, and It's Getting WorseEighty percent of school IT professionals reported that their schools were hit by ransomware in the last year, according to a Sophos survey.Privacy & Security Biden Administration Announces Cybersecurity Initiative for K-12 SchoolsK-12 schools have become a big target for hackers in recent years and the cyberattacks are more sophisticated than ever.Privacy & Security Districts, Take Note: Privacy Is Rare in Apps Used in SchoolsNot protecting students' data privacy can cause real-world harms.Privacy & Security Most Tech Companies Profit Off Student Data, Even If They Say Otherwise, Report FindsNearly three-quarters of the most popular apps and online platforms likely profit from user data, according to Common Sense Media.Privacy & Security Newly Proposed Grants Could Help Districts Extinguish a Cybersecurity '4-Alarm Fire'School districts could apply for grants to protect against the mounting threat of cyberattacks, FCC chairwoman says.Privacy & Security Schools Need to Practice Cyberattack Defense 'Like Fire Drills'Three experts discuss what district leaders can do to ensure students and staff are using digital tools safely.Privacy & Security K-12 Tech Leaders Don’t Feel Prepared for CyberattacksNew survey suggests that K-12 technology leaders are still struggling to figure out how to solve cybersecurity problems.